Barack Obama may not support gay marriage, but he’s certainly not backing a potential ban in California. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee this weekend penned a letter in which he voiced his opposition to the proposed constitutional amendment restricting marriage to heterosexual couples:
…I oppose the divisive and discriminatory efforts to amend the California Constitution, and similar efforts to amend the U.S. Constitution or those of other states.
For too long. issues of LGBT rights have been exploited by those seeking to divide us. It’s time to move beyond polarization and live up to our founding promise of equality by treating all our citizens with dignity and respect. This is no less than a core issue about who we are as Democrats and as Americans.
Yes, that’s true, but wouldn’t it be more “Democratic” to just come out and support gay marriage?