While Obama’s historic endorsement of marriage equality has won many congratulations from Democrats and pro-marriage-equality groups, there have been some notable Negative Nancies shooting back at him.
We’re talking about Republicans and Catholics, obviously. Here are some of what the haters had to say!
Log Cabin Republicans, via Executive Director R. Clarke Cooper:
“That the president has chosen today, when LGBT Americans are mourning the passage of Amendment One, to finally speak up for marriage equality is offensive and callous. Log Cabin Republicans appreciate that President Obama has finally come in line with leaders like Vice President Dick Cheney on this issue, but LGBT Americans are right to be angry that this calculated announcement comes too late to be of any use to the people of North Carolina, or any of the other states that have addressed this issue on his watch. This administration has manipulated LGBT families for political gain as much as anybody, and after his campaign’s ridiculous contortions to deny support for marriage equality this week he does not deserve praise for an announcement that comes a day late and a dollar short.”
Do they realize their dear beloved Republican president George W. Bush led the charge to ban same-sex marriage in the constitutions of some thirty states, and that North Carolina has merely joined those states?
“It is good to see that after intense political pressure that President Obama has finally come around to the Dick Cheney position on marriage equality. I am sure, however, the President’s newly discovered support for marriage is cold comfort to the gay couples in North Carolina. The President waited until after North Carolina passed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.”
Considering Dick Cheney an icon of progressiveness is a joke. And he took his time to evolve on the issue, even with a lesbian freaking daughter.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan:
“President Obama’s comments today in support of the redefinition of marriage are deeply saddening. As I stated in my public letter to the President on September 20, 2011, the Catholic Bishops stand ready to affirm every positive measure taken by the President and the Administration to strengthen marriage and the family. However, we cannot be silent in the face of words or actions that would undermine the institution of marriage, the very cornerstone of our society. The people of this country, especially our children, deserve better.”
Right, the children deserve parents who love them and take care of them—things gay parents are obviously incapable of.
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