Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Obama Tries to Win All on Gay Marriage Issue

We cannot say we fell off our chair when we read this one.

Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama is against a California ballot measure that seeks to outlaw same-sex marriage. The November measure looks to outlaw the recently Supreme Court approved right of gays and lesbians to marry in the Golden State. Republican nominee John McCain supports the measure.

Obama has called the proposed constitutional amendment “divisive and discriminatory.” He also extended congratulations to gay and lesbian newlyweds who have gotten married statewide over the last two weeks.

Obama said that while he is personally opposed to same-sex marriage, he thinks the issue should be left to states to decide. Well how convenient an opinion to take.

Editor's Take: Obama coming out saying he supports the right of gays and lesbians to marry, yet saying he is opposed to same-sex marriage, is a simple way to pander and try and have it both ways. We are not against gays and lesbians, but we support the belief that marriage is between a man and a woman. Nice try Mr. Obama.

So what do you think on this issue? Should the state ban gay marriage?

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