Obama Avoided Same-Sex Marriage Questions
President Barack Obama evaded answering questions with regards to same-sex marriages last Thursday evening in New York. The legislators are considering a measure that would legalize gay marriage in the state. Instead of taking a position on the issue, President Obama told the attendees that gay couples deserve the same legal rights as every other couple in the United States.
Obama’s stance on marriage is between a man and woman but he insisted that his view on same-sex marriage is still changing. The president timed his New York fundraising in time when the lawmakers are going to vote on whether the state will be the sixth one to allow gay marriages.
The president presents the same vibe he got when he repealed the don’t ask, don’t tell policy that banned gay people from serving in the military. The repeal was approved by Congress last December but it was a long process. Obama likened the gay marriage bill with that one.
The president had three fundraisers in one evening in Manhattan, including the gay and lesbian event where people from 22 states came and donated from $1,250 to $35,800 to benefit Obama’s reelection campaign.
Neil Patrick Harris was emcee of the event and there were other popular actors in attendance. Before Obama’s speech, Harris read the list of administration accomplishments, including the president’s decision to halt the implementation of the Defense of Marriage Act.