Skip to comments.President Obama says Sasha and Malia influenced his stance on same-sex marriage
Posted on 05/09/2012 5:34:19 PM PDT by tobyhill
President Obama endorsed same-sex marriage Wednesday, just hours after North Carolina adopted a constitutional amendment to ban it -- one of 41 states where same-sex marriage is illegal.
President Obama's declaration does not change any law, but it does inject a contentious social issue into the race for the White House.
"For me personally it is important for me to affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married," Mr. Obama said.
CBS News correspondent Norah O'Donnell reports Mr. Obama has often said he was in favor of civil unions for gay and lesbian couples and in favor of equal rights, but on marriage, for years he has said his thoughts were evolving.
Advisors admit it was not the president's plan to announce his support for same-sex marriage Wednesday. Ironically, his hand was forced in part by his vice president, and by growing anger among gay and lesbian financial supporters who felt it was time for the president to clarify just where he stands.
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Earlier he said Jesus “influenced” this decision. I guess that story “evolved” too.
"Psst. I gotta a tip for youse in the thoid race. C'mon a bit closer an I'll tell yuh bout it."
Why? Are they dykes?
Wait,...an hour ago it was Jesus. WTF, lightbringer.
Make up your mind.
The Marxist weather vane.
Hey Black Democrats! What do you think of the Morality, Decency and Souls of your President and your Party *NOW*?
Too bad his mother didn’t have an abortion.
Really kind of sick that a Father would place the responsibility for a morally controversial decision on his children’s shoulders. What if they grow up and are troubled by being a primary reason for something they later decide they personally do not agree with? Actually , it is rather sick.
malika: “daddy, whats a beard??”
sascha: “daddy, whats a brother on tha down low?”
0bama is an inept moron.
Yes, you are correct on both
Are you serious? You think that fruit cake looks like a mobster?
Imagine if a ruler went to his child after a criminal had been convicted of theft and said to his child "What shall we do with this criminal?" And the Child said "chop him into 3 pieces". Not only is that unfair to the criminal, but also to the child because it is sick to allow a child to pass arbitrary moral judgements of which they cannot possibly really grasp what they are doing.
Fortunately he draws the line at human to human marriage. Marrying a dog, for example, would be akin to marrying a potato.
Again he is shameless......using his kids because he does not want to stand on his own two feet...........
He had to change the subject to divert attention from the results of Tuesdays primaries. Simple as that.
” Marrying a dog, for example, would be akin to marrying a potato. “
Have you seen a picture of Michelle, lately???
"Sasha and Malia influenced my stance on same-sex marriage"
is the right thing to say
No, he just looks like a guy I used to know who hung out at the track. Slicked back hair and jacket with no tie.
If he doesn’t raise enough donations from this then that’s next.
I’ve been kinda’ waiting to change the rules so I can marry my beagle.
Did he hang around the men’s room there?
Just kidding. But that guy looks as queer and degenerate as he actually is.
Incredible isn’t it? Our president depends on advice from children. Unfit for office!
what a bunch of freaks. It's like I'm living in an alternate universe where being a homosexual, communist, lying , drug addict is looked upon as "good" and being a Christian parent that remains faithful and married is ostracized for being "racist and intolerant "
We are supposed to leave the Presidents kids alone, but the damned fool keeps bringing them in.
The Headline says his kids convinced him, but the story never explains the headline.
I have often suspected Obama of being bi-sexual, so his approving of gay marriage does not surprise me in the least.
Why didn’t he just call Amy Carter?
Little barry bastard commie is a liar. He lies even between breaths. I never -that’s NEVER— believe ANYTHING the lying little bastard commie says. NEVER.
Force the questioners to clarify that they really mean "homosexual marriage," then they can point out that it's an oxymoron.
The worst family to live in the White House only because of their obsession to be in every facet of our lives. How about a week without the Obamas—what a refreshing vacation that would be for me.
I thought the very same thing of Obama and girls, who remain unchurched and have not a clue in sight that marriage was ever a commonly held to be a sacramental state, in the USA. Poor things are raised heathens.
What, a 9 year old in the 80's greatest concern coming to pop saying " Daddy, I'm comcerned about stopping nuclear proliferation". Deadpanned ever so sincerely by Carter in some dang debate. I remember. :)
Of course, the Obama girls are not in public schools. I wonder what the Sidwell school teaches about such things......
Heck, the “enlightened” world we are sliding into will probably permit them to marry each other; sisters or not.
It’s pretty low to put the blame for your controversial postitions on a couple of tweeny girls
That's almost certainly BS. His real advisers probably just think it will warm people over and explain away his sudden "change of heart" on the issue.
REV. WARREN: Okay. There’s a lot more I’d like to ask on that, but we got 15 other questions here.
SEN. OBAMA: I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. (Applause.) Now, for me as a Christian, it’s also a sacred union. You know, God’s in the mix. (Applause.)
REV. WARREN: Would you support a constitutional amendment with that definition?
SEN. OBAMA: No, I would not.
REV. WARREN: Why not?
SEN. OBAMA: (Applause.) Because historically, we have not defined marriage in our Constitution. It’s been a matter of state law that has been our tradition. Now, I mean, let’s break it down. The reason that people think there needs to be a constitutional amendment, some people believe, is because of the concern about same-sex marriage. I am not somebody who promotes same-sex marriage, but I do believe in civil unions. I do believe that we should not — that for gay partners to want to visit each other in a hospital, for the state to say, you know what, that’s all right, I don’t think in any way inhibits my core beliefs about what marriage are.
I think my faith is strong enough and my marriage is strong enough that I can afford those civil rights to others, even if I have a different perspective or a different view. (Applause.)
...and people bought into that..? ROTFLMAO!
Some 'spirit of discernment', folks...
As Nancy Pelosi says, “it’s for the children.”
I figure the “Big Love”/polygamy crowd will be next.
Obama admits to poor parenting
Obama is going to lose on the issue, just like the vote in NC.
You are highly commended for your invaluable contribution to the ‘Obama is a Failed Jimmy Carter’ Presidential Archives for your excellent reference to Amy Carter/Obama kids’ influence on presidential politics.
He looks like what my dad’s generation called a ‘dandy.’
Maybe he didn’t want them at all.
It was Michelle’s idea.
Worse than that. He looks like a degenerate.