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Barack Obama Supports California Gay/Same Sex Marriage

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In a policy reversal Barack Obama has come out against The Limit on Marriage Constitutional Amendment, Proposition 8 which will be on California’s November Presidential ballot.

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, who previously said the issue of gay marriage should be left up to each state, has announced his opposition to a California ballot measure that would ban same-sex marriages.

In a letter to the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club read Sunday at the group’s annual Pride Breakfast in San Francisco, the Illinois senator said he supports extending “fully equal rights and benefits to same-sex couples under both state and federal law.”

“And that is why I oppose the divisive and discriminatory efforts to amend the California Constitution, and similar efforts to amend the U.S. Constitution or those of other states,” Obama wrote.

Obama had previously said he opposes same-sex marriage but that each state should make its own decision.

John McCain last week endorsed Proposition 8.

So, what does this mean in California?

Probably not much in the Presidential contest since California is a blue state where Obama should win handily. But, this may affect down Presidential ticket races like the Tony Strickland vs. Hannah-Beth Jackson California State Senate race. Strickland supports the constitutional ban on gay marriage and Jackson opposes it and favors gay marriage.

A direct contrast between Obama and McCain on the gay marriage issue will drive more evangelical and other Christian groups to the polls. Also, it will aid the GOP and the Strickland campaign in fundraising.

Flap is positive that the California Democrat Party would have desired Obama to stay out of this gay marriage fray. But, now that he has weighed in AND flip-flopped his position they will have to defend it.

Advantage GOP.

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11 thoughts on “Barack Obama Supports California Gay/Same Sex Marriage

  1. What do you think of the homosexual fundamentalists’ attempt to subvert democracy by suing to keep Proposition 8 off the ballot?

    As if that would win moderates over to their cause.

  2. @ Michael

    After proposition 8 passes then the gay/homosexual activists will then go to court to try to invalidate the election. They are laying the legal ground work now.

    In the meantime, the prime pol pushing the homosexual agenda, the Mayor of San Francisco has announced a run for Governor in 2010. Good luck with that one.

  3. They will argue that the initiative is flawed and circulated before the California Supreme Court decision. So, hence a redo. They will press in federal court that homosexual marriages in California should be valid across the United States.

    Ultimately, the issue will land in the Supreme Court.

  4. What is the big deal? I do not want any organized religion inserting its views in my state constitution. This is a matter of “equal protection under the law,” not a moral issue. If you want views on morality, go to church. If you want equality for all, don’t discount the California Constitution.

  5. Rick,

    This is not an equality under the law initiative. In California, domestic partners already have that.

    The homosexual lobby and activists which to impose their views on the rest of us by changing the traditional definition of marriage through the courts.

    The people of California have every right to reaffirm the legal definition of marriage as between a man and woman ONLY.

  6. homosexual support is always remains a debating topic…
    and specially everyone has a time to debate on this I just can’t understand if they want to be live together and they feel happy then why others are debating on them they are also having a freedom to live their life according to themselves.
    Copy Decree Absolute UK is a firm that supports it….

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