And when asked by MTV what he thought (about California’s Proposition 8), almost-president Obama said:
“I think it’s unnecessary,” Obama told Sway, in response to a question sent in by Gangstagigz from San Leandro, California. “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.“
Now I don’t agree with his hedged position any more than I agreed with Joe Biden’s when he was asked in his VP debate with Palin what he thought of same-sex marriage. But this is where the crucial distinction comes in between Obama and the ‘you’re either with us or against us’ brand of conservatism which Bush, Cheney and now McCain represent – Obama doesn’t believe in banning what he doesn’t agree with. And that’s what everyone has to remember about the upcoming Obamamerica – red/blue absolute positions are no longer necessary. Barack Obama may not support same-sex marriage, but he doesn’t have to to oppose Proposition 8. Nor do you.
Vote NO on Proposition 8, California! It’s the only moral choice!