When VP Biden went out on the tree limb on Meet The Press he stated “he was comfortable with gay marriage” many of us were not surprised. The next pandering after women and blacks are the gays. Stay tune I am sure we have an immigration story to tell before Election Day.
I live in Massachusetts and am married but I don’t need the kindly tap on the head to feel comfort and support for my relationship. Nor do I believe in the judicial activism that permits me to have a piece of paper that states I am legal. So I don’t feel the need to dance around the dining room table now that the first President in history said he believes gay people should be able to marry. I am glad that Dick Cheney in 2009 articulated, in a sincere way, his personal feelings about gay marriage, after all he has direct experience with the issue. The President never states in his continual campaign speeches any respect for those that oppose his view, including yesterday’s statement on ABC for gay marriage. Wouldn’t it be great to recognize that we respect other people’s views on this difficult issue. at least we know where Romney stands(for now).
While the gay mafia decided marriage would be a great money magnet it wound up to be the biggest backfire. Thirty states, including NC recent vote, now ban gay marriage and even civil unions. Imagine the North Carolina LGBT community today wondering why the President was still “evolving” the day before.
Wouldn’t it be more productive for us to persuade our communities and therefore our representatives to recognize our commitments? Exactly what happened with GOP support in NY state. Even if we pushed for civil unions instead of calling it “marriage” would have been at least easier to swallow for some. What part of “shoving it down your throat” do we not understand? Can anyone say “health care mandate?” But of course, leaving that to the states is not what President Obama affirms.
So while those in my community celebrate the personal feelings of the President (as if it was an Executive Order), I hope VP Biden can now “get comfortable” about affirming his support for the innocent people of Syria and maybe then “get comfortable” around a balanced budget.