I’ve often boasted that I “evolved” on gay marriage long before Obama did.
But you know what? He was lying.
“We news this all along,” Savage, a well-known columnist on gay issues, said. “We joked — I wrote at the time when the president was opposed to marriage equality during the campaign, and in his first term, that he was going to pretend to oppose marriage equality and we would pretend to believe him, those of us who are activists, and we would hold his feet to the fire.”
Savage said “nobody” in the gay community believed Obama when he went from being in favor of gay marriage early in his political career to opposing it during the 2008 election and then being pro gay marriage again prior to the 2012 election.
“Nobody I think in the LGBT civil rights movement believed him when he went from being pro marriage equality in 1996 to oppose to for it again,” Savage said.
John Kerry, yes; Barack Obama, no.
But you know what else? They’re cool with being lied to:
“It was useful political theater,” Savage said. “I agree with David Axelrod and the president that the country wasn’t ready in 2008 for a ticket of a national candidate who supported marriage equality. And by pragmatically making this choice to jettison his support for marriage equality the president managed to bring the country along by making his discomfort with the political calculation he clearly made part of the drama and part of the performance of his office and it benefited LGBT people in this country tremendously.”
Who hasn’t lied for sex? And by extension, who hasn’t lied about sex for votes?
I just didn’t realize gays were so easy. If I had known in college…well, never mind. Too late now.
“I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that’s not what America’s about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don’t contract them.”
Was he referring to the Second Amendment? I’ve heard of gay-dar, but do they also hear frequencies we breeders don’t hear? And why were you so cool with him lying to you year after year?
Obama, a consistent supporter of civil rights for gay couples, nevertheless said as early as 2004 and through 2008 that he didn’t support same-sex marriage. He had written that he believed “that American society can choose to carve out a special place for the union of a man and a woman.” In 2010, he said he wasn’t prepared to reverse himself. This week, the president said he thinks same-sex couples should be able to get married. On the Flip-O-Meter, he earns a Full Flop.
I support gay marriage, and have as long as I knew gay people wanted to marry. But no one’s going to marry someone who gives it away for free. Why buy the cow when you get the milk for nothing? Think, sluts!