President Obama Says “Same Sex Couples Should Be Able To Get Married”
By Team BLAM
Barack Obama is backing marriage for same sex couples. This is a controversial subject–no doubt. There are those who oppose gay and lesbian people uniting through marriage. However, many people are thrilled to hear Obama lift up and affirm what he says are his “personal views”. Check out the letter President Obama’s campaign sent out via email and listen in to what he said.
“I’ve always believed that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally. I was reluctant to use the term marriage because of the very powerful traditions it evokes. And I thought civil union laws that conferred legal rights upon gay and lesbian couples were a solution.
But over the course of several years I’ve talked to friends and family about this. I’ve thought about members of my staff in long-term, committed, same-sex relationships who are raising kids together. Through our efforts to end the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, I’ve gotten to know some of the gay and lesbian troops who are serving our country with honor and distinction.
What I’ve come to realize is that for loving, same-sex couples, the denial of marriage equality means that, in their eyes and the eyes of their children, they are still considered less than full citizens.
Even at my own dinner table, when I look at Sasha and Malia, who have friends whose parents are same-sex couples, I know it wouldn’t dawn on them that their friends’ parents should be treated differently.
So I decided it was time to affirm my personal belief that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.
I respect the beliefs of others, and the right of religious institutions to act in accordance with their own doctrines. But I believe that in the eyes of the law, all Americans should be treated equally. And where states enact same-sex marriage, no federal act should invalidate them.
This is a complete failure of leadership and is taking America in a harmful direction. Sodomy will never be the equivalent of marriage and these relationship that Obama sees as so wonderful inherently deny children the opportunity to have a mom and a dad as role models. The average gay male has over 80 sex partners over the course of his lifetime. Monogamy is not defined the same way as it is in the heterosexual community. Homosexuals typically define monogamy as letting your "partner" know when you have sex with another person. Selected "couples" are paraded before the media to make these couples look as "normal" as possible. When you look behind the media filters, you see a dramatically different picture. Just go to one of the "gay pride" events and you will see rampant debauchery. Shame on this administration. November can't come quick enough!