Gay Marriage – a Thorn in the President’s Side
There’s a reason President Barak Obama has kept mum while he “evolves” on the issue of gay marriage – because many of his most important battle grounds have shown they do not support it. By announcing his view either way, he potentially alienates one side over the other and risks losing votes. Update: less than one hour after this posted, the president became the first sitting president to endorse gay marriage, according to FOX News.
According to NBC News, there are currently 30 states with constitutional bans on gay marriage – Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Arizona, Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and South Carolina.
Several of these states are swing states including Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. Iowa, a state he hopes to win, ousted 3 judges who declared their state’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional.
Colorado, also a swing state, is current embroiled in a debate over this issue within their assembly that may cause a special session to be called. Their current session ends today but because of the filibuster by the majority GOP last night, the issue was declared at an impasse and will not be voted upon during this session.
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