Jun 26, 2015 · WASHINGTON — President Obama called the Supreme Court decision requiring states to recognize same-sex marriage "a victory for America." "Our nation was founded on . Gay marriage? No. As Obama sought a U.S. Senate seat in 2004, he told the Windy City Times, "I am a fierce supporter of domestic-partnership and civil-union laws. I am not a supporter of gay.
Jun 29, 2015 · Candidate Obama said he did not support it and that the institution of marriage has “religious roots” and “strong tradition” and as such is important to Americans. “I have been very clear on this,” Obama told a television reporter at a Springfield, Ill., campaign event. “I have said I am not a supporter of gay marriage. Jun 26, 2015 · Read the entire transcript of the speech President Obama gave after the historic Supreme Court decision granting marriage rights to same-sex couples It’s a victory for gay and lesbian.
Obama’s open support was not so much a catalyst for change as much as a reflection of change already well underway. Given the huge shifts in public support for gay marriage, it was now. A recent book by President Barack Obama’s former senior advisor David Axelrod confirms what basically everyone knew already: Obama lied about opposing gay marriage in 2008 in order to win the presidency. “Opposition to gay marriage was particularly strong in the black church, and as he ran for higher office, he grudgingly accepted the counsel of more pragmatic folks like me, and modified Author: Alex Griswold.
Feb 11, 2015 · President Barack Obama maintained in a new interview that he “evolved” on gay marriage, despite a top aide’s assertion in a new book that . Obama has pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% below 1990 levels by 2050 by creating a market-based cap-and-trade system. He also has planned to improve air and water quality through reduced carbon emissions. Obama worked as a member of the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works during the 109th Congress.