Obama Boxed In Regarding Same Sex Marriage
This happened today:
Four former chairs of the Democratic National Committee called on the party on Wednesday to embrace marriage equality in the 2012 Democratic platform.
“We are proud that the Democratic Party fights for working families, economic justice, and equal opportunity for all,” said Howard Dean, Donald Fowler, Steve Grossman and David Wilhelm in a joint statement. “Times change but our principles must always remain strong. That is why, as former chairs of the Democratic National Committee, we stand with Freedom to Marry, 22 Democratic senators, Leader Nancy Pelosi, and more than 35,000 Americans in urging the Party to include a freedom to marry plank in the platform that is ratified at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this September.”
I have a gay brother so I’m totally on board with this but what will Obama do? Will he endorse this or not? If he doesn’t, he’ll disappoint his party and he’ll look like an antiquated chicken shit. If he wants to or does, his “advisers” will fret about the supposedly all-important independent vote.
I say go for it. I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for this country to move into the 21st Century. Geezus. We’re like a nation covered in dust and soot. Time to shake it off. Not only that, the people who are against same sex marriage are already against Obama so their vote isn’t going to be influenced by what he does here.
I’ve read study after study, and this holds true for me too, that shows people respect folks who take a stand and stick to it, even if that stand is risky or deemed to be unpopular (usually by the corporate media and Washington-types).
Go for it Obama! You know it’s the right thing to do. Show some guts. Show there’s a difference between the two parties.