President Barrack Obama has “evolved” to conform with the growing majority opinion across the country that LGBT Americans are Constitutionally entitled to the same rights as heterosexual Americans, including marriage.
The president had been inexplicably resistant to the idea of marriage equality even though his administration had otherwise made great strides in promoting LGBT rights. He always described his position on gay marriage as evolving. (As opposed to waiting for the right time, I guess. Classic Obama.)
Nevertheless, public opinion was changing and pressure was mounting. The Democratic party supplied the screws. Joe Biden tightened them on Meet the Press last Sunday. Then Amendment 1 passed in North Carolina. It imposes a state constitutional ban on gay marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships.
Apparently it combined with the previous environmental conditions to push President Obama’s evolution past the tipping point.
Obama is hilarious sometimes. But hey, you take the wins where and when they come.
This flip-flop/concession/self-realization/admittance of an actual belief moves us all one step closer to an America that recognizes the Constitutional rights of all citizens equally and the basic human rights of all humankind.