In an interview airing tonight with George Stephanopoulos of ABC News the president asserts that he can’t imagine that the Supreme Court will allow the Defense of Marriage Act, which bans federal recognition of same-sex marriage, to pass constitutional muster:
My hope is that– the Court looks at the evidence and and in the California case, for example, the only reason presented for treating gays and lesbians differently was, “Well, they’re gay and lesbian.” There wasn’t– a real rationale beyond that. In fact you know, all the other rights and and responsibilities of a civil union were identical to marriage. It’s just you couldn’t call it marriage. Well, at that point, what you’re really sayin’ is, ‘We’re just gonna treat these folks differently because of who they are.’ And I do not think that’s who are as Americans. And frankly, I think American attitudes have evolved, just like mine have, pretty substantially and fairly quickly, and I think that’s a good thing.
How do you think the Supreme Court will decide?