Obama declares support for gay marriage, but suddenly embraces federalism

Painted into a corner by Joe Biden's explicit support of gay marriage Sunday, and facing pressure from gay donors, who are regarded by his campaign as a rich source of funds, President Obama gave an interview to ABC News in which he embraced gay marriage, but promised no specific actions. Good Morning America: "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...(Read Full Post)