Tuesday, January 13, 2009

He Was For Gay Marriage Before He Was Against It

The Windy City Times unearthed a candidate survey that Barack Obama took in 1996 in which he stated, unequivocally, that he supported same-sex marriage and would fight against any laws to prohibit it:

Obama’s answer to the 1996 Outlines question was very clear: “I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.” There was no use of “civil unions,” no compromise whatsoever

It will be very interesting to see how he explains this in light of his position now that he just cannot, for religious reasons, support marriage equality.