Time Has Come TodayComments
For reasons I stated earlier this week, the policy and political effects of Obama’s precise stated position on same-sex marriage are relatively trivial. Still, if he’s going to say something about the issue in the context of the dismaying North Carolina vote and Biden’s comments I agree with Jamelle that the right thing is the right thing to do. The pragmatic point cuts both ways; Obama’s incoherent hairsplitting isn’t accomplishing either. (Granted, he can reconcile his opposition to the relatively extreme North Carolina initiative with his stated position, but not his opposition to Prop 2, which tracked his stated position precisely.) It’s time for Obama to explicitly support marriage equality.
…good for him — a historic moment. More