This week was historic for LGBT rights. President Obama became the first U.S. president to support same-sex marriage. President Obama: “I have to tell you that over the course of several years, as I have talked to friends and family and neighbours, 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.”
It was reported that Obama had to come out in support of gay marriage after Vice President Joe Biden said on NBC’s Meet the Press that he was “absolutely comfortable” with gay marriage.
Why are the Democratic incumbents in the executive branch of the US Government in support of a polarizing issue like gay marriage? Could it have something to do with the enormous financial support Obama/Biden receive from wealthy gay and lesbian contributors? Do you think their position is sincere or self-serving? Let me know.