By Debra Saunders - May 13, President Barack Obama emerged from his ideological closet last week when he said, "Same-sex couples should be able to get married. He opposed same-sex marriage, however, in and and right up until Vice President Joe Biden announced that he is "absolutely comfortable" with same-sex nuptials on "Meet the Press" May 6. Thus, I would categorize the president's position on same-sex marriage not as having evolved, as he claims, but as a long overdue moment of honesty. For bonus points: This moment has spared White House press secretary Jay Carney from the contortions he had been forced to perform as he explained why the president opposed same-sex marriage but also opposed state measures to ban same-sex marriage because they "deny rights to LGBT Americans.
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Eight years after California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said the push for legalizing same-sex marriage was "too much, too fast, too soon," the Democratic Party will make history Tuesday when it is expected to be the first major party to endorse same-sex marriage in its platform. The platform declaration could spark political blowback, and one of the nation's leading opponents of same-sex marriage already is trying to make it an issue in pivotal swing states that have passed laws codifying marriage as a union of one man and one woman. But analysts and pollsters say the issue is unlikely to be as volatile or powerful as it was in , when 11 states put same-sex marriage bans on their ballots after then-San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom approved issuing wedding licenses to gay couples. Public support has grown since then, and now an average of 50 percent of Americans support same-sex marriage, according to the most recent polls. But support in the polls has not translated into support at the ballot box.
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Bush stands when it comes to their rights. So far, they don't like what they see. But many agree it's unclear how Bush will deal with these issues when he reaches the White House. During his campaign for the governorship, Bush defended the state's sodomy law, which makes sexual activity between same-sex adults illegal, as a "symbolic gesture of traditional values.
A gay Republican group is questioning Romney's conservative credentials. The second ad from the Log Cabin Republicans is comprised of clips from a Senate debate, in which Romney said that abortion "should be safe and legal in this country. Edward Kennedy, D-Massachusetts, that year. The ad's narrator goes on to state, "for year's he's fought conservatives and religions extremists.