The president does oppose same-sex marriage, but he supports equality for gay and lesbian couples, and benefits and other issues, and that has been effectuated in federal agencies under his control," Axelrod said on MSNBC (italics added).The statement sounds familiar; Obama has maintained this position since his presidential campaign. The position, however, is utterly inconsistent. Same-sex marriage is an equality issue. As the federal court held, denying same-sex marriage violates the Equal Protection Clause. Obama's effort to separate equality and same-sex marriage is highly flawed.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Obama Maintains His Utterly Inconsistent Position on Same-Sex Marriage
White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod has provided President Obama's response to yesterday's federal court ruling that invalidated California's prohibition of same-sex marriage. Axelrod says that: