November 1, 2008 –Obama on gay marriage …
When an MTV viewer wanted to know what Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama thought of Proposition 8, a state constitutional amendment on the 2008 California general-election ballot that would eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry, MTV News brought the question straight to the man himself.
“I think it’s unnecessary,” Obama told Sway [Sway Calloway was an MTV reporter/producer], in response to a question sent in by Gangstagigz from San Leandro, California.
“I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that’s not what America’s about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don’t contract them.” <Source>
2015 – Obama celebrates gay marriage ruling …
Live Updates on #LoveWins: The Supreme Court Rules that Gay and Lesbian Couples Can Marry
President Barack Obama delivers a statement regarding the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, in the Rose Garden of the White House, June 26, 2015.
In a 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court took a huge step forward in our progress toward a more perfect union.
Today, gay and lesbian couples won their right to marry. Today, love wins.
You can read the decision here.
Following the ruling, President Obama delivered a statement from the Rose Garden. Watch:
The President first reacted to the decision on Twitter:
Bottom line …
It is not about “equal rights,” because civil unions have legal standing in the courts and afford a gay couple the same rights as married couples. But, it is about redefining the traditional notion of marriage as being between one consenting and of age man and one consenting and of age woman in order to further the acceptance of homosexuality, and its various shades, into American mainstream life – mostly in opposition to religious teachings.
The idea that we are creating another protected classes of people and then legally sanctioning others who may believe differently is troubling. It has always been my belief that a consumer-oriented business should have the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason as long as the matter is not life-threatening and does not involve healthcare, housing, employment, and lending. The idea that a baker can be compelled to bake a certain type of cake is abhorrent to the idea of freedom.
There is no doubt that our culture is undergoing a fundamental transformation based on socialist ideals of population control where abortion, birth control, and non-reproductive homosexuality play a large part.
We are so screwed.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius