Barack Obama Flips Again: Gay Marriage & States' Rights
Great!… Another back flip twisting half ganor spin flop with a cherry on top!
Barack Obama must be studying the Sermon on the Mount this week because he was focusing on gay marriage in a letter to a LGBT Democratic Club.
“I personally believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. But I also agree with most Americans, including Vice President Cheney and over 2,000 religious leaders of all different beliefs, that decisions about marriage should be left to the states as they always have been.”
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.
A spokesman for Republican presidential candidate John McCain, who last week endorsed Proposition 8 on the Nov. 4 California ballot, accused Obama of continuing a pattern of changing his position on issues.
“It just depends on where you catch him and what time of day … whether it’s public financing, town hall debates and now gay marriage,” said Rick Gorka, a spokesman for the Arizona senator.
There you go… Another double half twisting flipper flop.
Barack Obama was for states rights before he was against them.
Is there anything he won’t flip flop and stand firm on?