I heard on the radio that President Obama describes his views on the issue as "evolving." I think that's politician talk for not wanting to offend any group. Discrimination is discrimination. Why should we suggest that one group has rights while another does not? It always seems to come down to a religious issue to me. Yet I don’t think that religious groups should have that much legal influence. There is supposed to be a separation of church and state.
Brian Montopoli of CBS News stated, more and more political leaders are speaking out in favor of same-sex marriage, while the presidents suggests that he is still struggling with the issue.
There's polling to back up that perception: Gallup found last year that a majority of Americans now support same-sex marriage, the sort of finding that has gay rights activists imploring the president to "evolve already." (Montopoli 2012)
More Americans seem to support the idea that marriage is for people who love each other, and that married people of all types should have the same rights. Love is love.
Read more here:
Montopoli, Brian. "Same-sex Marriage an Awkward Issue for Obama." CBSNews. CBS Interactive, 07 May 2012. Web. 07 May 2012. <http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57429144-503544/same-sex-marriage-an-awkward-issue-for-obama/>.