President Obama still has not reached a conclusion on whether homosexuals should be allowed to marry, despite months – or years – of supposedly thinking about the issue.
CNN White House correspondent Dan Lothian today asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney whether the evolution of Obama’s thinking was complete, wondering if he was “reading books” or just how he was driving himself to figure this out.
Carney said there was nothing new to report.
I appreciate the question.
I don’t — I don’t have an update for you on that.
In October 2010, Obama suggested to a group of liberal bloggers that his position was evolving and that he was giving the matter serious thought.
Attitudes evolve, including mine. And I think that it is an issue that I wrestle with and think about because I have a whole host of friends who are in gay partnerships.
That was 15 months ago. Which either makes Obama the most indecisive person on the face of the earth, or a man who is frightened that admitting he supports gay marriage WILL HARM HIS REELECTION CHANCES.
In 1996, Obama offered unequivocal support for gay marriage, only to reverse his opinion afterward.
During a press conference last June, Obama edged closer to the line of supporting gay unions, saying homosexuals should be “treated like all Americans.”
But alas, still thinking.
Obama, who attends church only a handful of times a year, has said his opposition is based on his religious views.