NYT on Obama’s evolving, and devolving, views on gay marriage – includes yet another excuse for past position in support of marriage equality

It seems the White House has a new explanation for the President’s past support for gay marriage.  You see, the President got confused.  When Obama wrote in a letter to a gay newspaper that he supports same-sex marriage, he actually meant civil unions – because, apparently, “civil unions” sounds a lot like “marriage” if you say it really fast ten times in a row while you’re drunk.

From the NYT:

And a review of Mr. Obama’s record, dating to when he first ran for public office, suggests that he may have been for same-sex marriage before he was against it.

In 1996, as a candidate for the State Senate in Illinois, Mr. Obama responded to a questionnaire from a gay newspaper. “I favor legalizing same-sex marriages,” Mr. Obama wrote, “and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.”

White House officials have said Mr. Obama was really referring to civil unions, which he does support.

He must have also gotten confused in the second questionnaire where he said the exact same thing about supporting gay marriage.

It’s as if they’re not even trying anymore to make the lies believable.


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