Tammy Baldwin On Obama’s Marriage Stance: “I Have No Idea What Goes On In Another Person’s Mind”

Look, he is moving in the right direction on this issue. He’s been crucial in equality efforts like the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and signing the Matthew Shepard hate crimes prevention act. I have no idea what goes on in another person’s mind. As a legislator, I need to be good at persuading people, counting votes and getting to 50 percent plus one. I don’t go back and say, “Why did this person get to the right position?” It’s only “Are you ‘yes’ or are you ‘no’?”

Out Senate hopeful Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), on President Obama’s slow evolution on marriage equality, to Andrew Goldman in The New York Times Magazine.

Photo: Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin