Monday, May 23, 2011

Quote of the Day

The President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same sex couples or to take such rights away. While he believes this is an issue best addressed by the states, he also believes that committed gay couples should have the same rights and responsibilities afforded to any married couple in this country.

– A White House Statement in response to the proposed measure in Minnesota
that would make a ban on same-sex marriage part of the state constitution.

Note: White House spokesperson Shin Inouye provided this statement to the Washington Blade via e-mail in response to a question on President Obama’s position on the marriage amendment, which will come before Minnesota voters in 2012. For the Washington Blade's story on this statement, click here.

Thanks to my friend Phil Attey of Catholics for Equality for bringing this White House statement to my attention.

Recommended Off-site Links:
Obama, Franken Speak Out Against Minnesota Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment – Andy Birkey (Minnesota Independent, May 24, 2011).
Senator Al Franken Comes Out Against Minnesota Marriage Amendment – Chris Johnson (Washington Blade, May 23, 2011).
Poll Sixth to Find Majority Support for Same-Sex Marriage – Chris Johnson (Washington Blade, May 20, 2011).
NOM Pledges to Give "Resources" in Minnesota Anti-Gay Marriage Vote – A. McEwen (Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters, May 23, 2011).
Now the Real Gay Marriage Fight is On – Curt Brown (Star Tribune, May 23, 2011).

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