The Gay Marriage Differences Between Barack Obama and Carrie Prejean


When coming to the defense of Carrie Prejean, her supporters are often quick to point out that her stance on gay marriage is the same as President Obama’s: It shouldn’t happen. The analogy is, on its face, accurate.

But not complete. Obama declared his support for civil unions; Prejean doesn’t know where she stands.

Obama said he wants same-sex marriage laws left up to the states; Prejean said she wants marriage reserved only for heterosexual couples, no matter if it’s state or federal government deciding.

Obama said he does not support outright bans on same-sex marriage; by teaming up with the National Organization for Marriage, Prejean implicitly supports the organization’s message to create laws and constitutional amendments to ban the practice.

Not that we’re supporting either of their positions.