President Barack Obama is taking his campaign phrase “Change” and really taking it to the next level. For the first time in presidential history, the sitting president has officially supported same-sex marriage.
He went on to explained his backing of same-sex marriage, and had this to say:
“I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.”
With news that North Carolina recently banned same-sex marriages in their state, this new revelation could very well be the turning factor for Obama’s reelection. We support you, Mr. President!