Cheers for Barack Obama, who finally went public with his support of same-sex marriage! In a television interview (some of which you can watch here), the POTUS explained:
“Malia and Sasha, they have friends whose parents are same-sex couple…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.”
Exactly Sasha and Malia! Way to remind your dad that we should treat all people as though they’re equal because, you know, all people are equal. Hmm…maybe the DOTUSes get the “Hooray!” on this one.
Now that Obama has said he supports marriage equality, I wonder what he’s going to do about it.
Jeers to North Carolina, the most recent state to enact a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Now, as my wise pal Chelsea correctly pointed out, Carolina the Upper had already banned gay marriage. But now it’s peeps have voted to change the state constitution’s definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman. Why? Voter Joe Easterling is quoted as saying
“Looking at nature itself, procreation is impossible without a man and a woman. And because of those things, I think it is important that the state of North Carolina’s laws are compatible with the laws of nature but, more importantly, with the laws of God.”
Presumably Easterling and those who share his rationale will also support constitutional ammendments that prevent the elderly, people with fertility issues and people aren’t trying to have babies from getting married.
Sadly, North used to be my favourite Carolina. The Andy Griffith Show rules all and the one time I was in Charlotte, I thought it was lovely. You had the top spot sewn up and in the BAG, NC and now you’ve blown it! Booooo!