Yesterday, Barack Obama made a wise and moral choice in publicly coming out in favor of same sex marriages:
… in an interview with ABC News, President Obama said, “I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.”
With that one statement, he made it clear that he believes that it’s wrong to prevent couples who are in loving, committed relationships from getting married. …
In the interview, he said that he had discussed the issue around the dinner table with his wife and daughters. He said he’d heard from service members who, even after the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, felt constrained because they aren’t allowed to get married.
Obama finally did the right thing as President and stood up for marriage equality — putting love and compassion above immoral politicking.
Young people overwhelmingly support same sex marriage, and that means, as they age and become part of the mainstream mindset, acceptance of marriage equality will become the norm and not the outlier it is today:
Younger generations express higher levels of support for same-sex marriage.
In 2012 Pew Research Center polling, Millennials are twice as likely as the Silent Generation to support same-sex marriage.
I’ve never understood people who wanted to mandate affection and control love because, as history teaches us, there’s no winning against trying to cleave that sort of emotional connection. People will die for love and they will fight for human equivalency, and to try to disembed those markers of being alive is to deny, in full, the reciprocity of respect that we all must gift each other in order to move forward as a society.
Obama did the right thing yesterday, and now the rest of it is up to us to support him and to help make marriage equality as ordinary as breathing in the fresh air of freedom every single day of our ongoing, love-filled, lives.