President Obama has made his indelible marks in to the history books twice. First as the nation’s first African American President and again as President Obama makes history supporting Gay Marriage.
The President who was previously and vocally opposed to same sex unions has revised his position and now fully supports gay marriage.
“At a certain point, I’ve just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” The President told ABC News.
Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he is “absolutely comfortable” with all couples having the right to marry and Education Secretary Arne Duncan followed with his endorsement of gay marriage on Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” fueling speculation of a rift in the country’s leadership forcing the President to either reaffirm or change his stance.
The obvious question on the minds of many is whether the President’s change of opinion has to do with what he really believes or is it simply a political move in order to help him win the upcoming Presidential election.
Spokesman Jay Carney fielded a barrage of questions at Monday’s White House briefing. On Monday when pressed about the President’s stance on gay marriage, Carney said, “The president is comfortable with same-sex couples, as the vice president said, being entitled to the same rights and the civil rights and civil liberties as other Americans.”
When asked if the President was getting ready to change his views on gay marriage, Carney replied, “Not necessarily.”