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Monday, August 18, 2008

Obama on gay marriage

A lot of digital ink has been spilled, particularly among left-wing gay bloggers, about what a catastrophe a McCain presidency would be for gays in America and gay marriage in particular. However, Senator Obama's official position on gay marriage isn't that different. Ann Althouse noticed this exchange with Obama on the subject during the recent Saddleback Forum:

Obama garbled: "The reason that people believe there needs to be a constitutional amendment, some people believe, is because, uh, of the concern that, uh, uh, about same-sex marriage. I'm not somebody who's [sic] promotes same-sec [sic] marriage, but I do believe in civil unions. I do believe that we should not, um, that that for a gay partners [sic] to want to visit each other in the 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 [sic]." I think all those little glitches, especially the glaring grammatical error "what marriage are," strongly suggest that he is hiding what he really thinks.

What does Obama really think? Does he actually support gay marriage but is dissembling on the campaign trail to appeal to right-wing or religious voters? Or does he hold a position identical to McCain's but is obfuscating to placate his left-wing supporters?

1 comment:

Chris Dickson said...

It's no wonder BO was unable to do anything but babble incoherently. After all, "That's above his pay grade!"