Loving 1, Virginia 0, Obama -1
This is not helping:
President Obama was asked if he believes that civil marriage is a constitutional right during his press conference this morning. Rather than answering that question, Obama reiterated his record on LGBT issues and argued that marriage is best left to the states. What happened in New York “was a good thing,” Obama said. “I think that’s exactly how things should work. I think it’s important for us to work through these issues because each state is going to be different and each community is going to be different”
At the risk of sounding like a firebagger, that’s a pretty tone-deaf answer and you have to wonder exactly what constituency he’s playing to. I get it: he’s not big on teh gheys, but he’s a a big fan of process. But that is the same as fucking someone over on a deal and then saying “hey, it’s not personal, it’s business.”
You don’t get extra credit for that kind of bullshit honesty.