The Real Reason Barack Endorsed Same-Sex Marriage


President Obama made world-changing news when he came out and endorsed same-sex marriage for gay and lesbian couples.
In an interview with Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts, Obama abandoned his longstanding opposition to same-sex marriage, but says the decision on whether or not to legalize the unions should be left up to individual states, which are “arriving at different conclusions at different times”.
Obama told Roberts:
“I think that’s a healthy process and a healthy debate. This debate is taking place at a local level,” he said. “And I think the whole country is evolving and changing. And, you know, one of the things that I’d like to see is that a conversation continue in a respectful way.”
But one of the main reasons the President shifted his stance was because of his daughters Sasha and Malia, who Obama says have friends whose parents are gay and lesbian:
“It’s interesting, some of this is also generational,” the President continued. “You know when I go to college campuses, sometimes I talk to college Republicans who think that I have terrible policies on the economy, on foreign policy, but are very clear that when it comes to same sex equality or, you know, sexual orientation that they believe in equality.
They are much more comfortable with it. You know, Malia and Sasha, they have friends whose parents are same-sex couples.
There have been times where Michelle and I have been sitting around the dinner table and we’re talking about their friends and their parents and Malia and Sasha, it wouldn’t dawn on them that somehow their friends’ parents would be treated differently. It doesn’t make sense to them and frankly, that’s the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective.”

Thirty states in the U.S. now have constitutional amendments or statutes banning same-sex marriage. Six states plus the District of Columbia have legalized the unions. The issue will be put directly to voters in Minnesota, Maine, Washington and Maryland in November. (Inspired by alashock)

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2 Comments

  1. President Obama accepted same sex base on his political ambition.
    Wot is dis world turning into?only God knows.

  2. Dis is total rubbish *SMH


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