The path of justice moved just a bit upward today in America.
Although it is only legal in a handful of states (and none of them the important swing-states like Florida and Virginia), President Obama told Robin Roberts of ABC News he now supports the rights of same-sex couples to be married.
Meanwhile, Mitt Romney is silent on how to react to the President's remarks. No doubt he will have to huddle for a time with his handlers to figure out the best way to strike out at this plea for tolerance without appearing to be the total panderer to tea-party far-right policies he had to be for securing the Republican nomination from tea party and priggish activists.
No state in the Union has voted in public referendum to permit gay and lesbian couples to marry, not even in California where there was heavy out-of-state monetary opposition to the issue in the Proposition 8 Amendment battle last year. Much of the opposition came from the Latter-Day-Saints Church that Mitt Romney belongs. I do not happen to believe this election in November will be decided mainly or perhaps in major part on marriage equality, I do feel Obama should be given credit here since a lot of his support even in the African American community is divided on the issue. A political Rubicon has been crossed here and it should be noted and Obama given credit for standing with a minority for the sake of the spirit of equal rights for all citizens.
Bravo Mr. President.
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