Yesterday, in an interview with ABC, President Obama said that he supports the right of same-sex couples to marry. He stated:
"I'd hesitated on gay marriage in part because I thought civil unions would be sufficient . . . I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a 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."
We applaud his affirmation that couples legally recognized as being the same sex are entitled to the same rights that couples who are legally recognized as being different sexes currently benefit from.
To see our own Kim Fountain speak on this important topic, check out her interview on Channel 5.