Obama reiterated that he believed marriage was "between a man and a woman," but stated that he opposed any constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, claiming that it was a matter of state law. The federal government, as well as the majority of states, do not have blanket prohibitions on LGBT discrimination. Later, Obama aides will dispute that he actually filled out the questionnaire himself. July Gay marriage?
And I had hesitated on gay marriage — in part, because I thought civil unions would be sufficient. Obama supports civil unions and civil rights for gays and lesbians—but insists that marriage is not a basic civil right. Senate seat inhe told the Windy City Times"I am a fierce supporter of domestic-partnership and civil-union laws. Full circle Obama was in favor of same-sex marriage before he was against it — and before he was for it again.
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