President Barrack Obama’s open declaration of Gay marriage support on Thursday has since made headlines with analysis especially concerning the impact it might have on his presidential results.Some voters especially in North Carolina already voted in favour of adopting a constitutional amendment banning same-sex couples on Tuesday.
Obama on Friday made it clear that Vice President Joe Biden’s comment s on gay marriage forced him to support same-sex couple’s rights. He however, insists that he was not angry with Biden, New York Daily News reports.
Biden on Sunday had said that he was absolutely comfortable with same-sex couples marrying and being granted the same rights as heterosexuals.
On this Obama said: “He probably got out a little over his skis, but out of generosity of spirit”.
Now, 30 states have constitutional amendments or statutes prohibiting gay marriage.
Obama while in an interview with ABC News , described his thought process as an “evolution” that led him to this place, based on conversations with his own staff members, openly gay and lesbian service members, and conversations with his wife and own daughters.
“I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama told ABC on Thursday.