Obama opposes MN anti-gay marriage amendment

This helps. There’s some concern about whether the President’s supposed-opposition to marriage equality will be used by the bigots to bolster support for the anti-gay amendment. Of course, it’d be easier if he just evolved already.

President Barack Obama’s Minnesota campaign announced Monday that Obama opposes a state ballot initiative that would define marriage as between one man and one woman.

“While the President does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in every state, the record is clear that the President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same sex couples,” Kristen Sosanie, spokeswoman for Obama’s Minnesota campaign, said in a statement. “That’s what the Minnesota ballot initiative would do — it would single out and discriminate against committed gay and lesbian couples — and that’s why the President does not support it.”


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