Obama’s comment on marriage equality at today’s press conference. (Via Think Progress LGBT):

OBAMA: What we’ve also done is we’ve said that DOMA – the Defense of Marriage Act – is unconstitutional and so we’ve said that we cannot defend the federal government poking its nose into what states are doing and putting our thumb on the scale against same-sex couples. What I’ve seen happen over the last several years and what happened in New York last week, I think was a good thing. Because what you saw was the people of New York having a debate, talking through these issues. It was contentious, it was emotional, but ultimately they made a decision to recognize civil marriages and 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.

If you surf over, you’ll see that the President didn’t improve his answer about specifics. The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler asked whether the “Good Thing” comment was indicative of his personal belief re: marriage equality.

Obama replied, “I’m not going to make news on that today. Good try though.”

Pam Spaulding

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