G.W. Bush was in favor of civil unions according to Rachel Maddow on TODAY. Good on him.
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...and be sure your sin will find you out.
Was it a referendum?
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The same states, I suppose, in which President Obama would not be allowed to vote or use a public drinking fountain had it not been for federal intervention.
So thanks a little, Mr. President, but when it comes to marriage, the U.S. has less equality than Mexico.
however, if believing obama is sincere makes me a lunatic, so be it. i have been called worse and will proudly wear that label in this instance.
i happen to know that over the last few years he has been rethinking this issue and it had nothing to do with politics but everything to do with personal experience. one of his daughters became good friends with the daughter of a gay couple when the obamas went to dc. she has been questioning her father ever since then in regard to why the law is different for her friend's parents than for her own. michelle obama has long been on record as supporting the right for gay couples to marry. his ''endorsement'' came as a result of personal experience, an open mind, a willingness to keep learning in life, and the guts to admit publicly that he now understands that he was wrong.
below links to a fascinating blog, written by a trial attorney, concerning this issue. if i'm not supposed to link to this, please accept my apologies and remove!!
I've asked everyone I know , who supported the amendment, to defend it without bringing their own personal religious beliefs into the argument. None have been able to do so. If anyone can, I am eager to hear it.
In the future, I think that public figures who are against gay marriage will look as foolish as those in the past that were against the desegregation of schools during the African-American Civil Rights Movement of the 50's and 60's.
Like Bob Dylan said The Times are A- Changin, well done Mr. President.