By Jeff Fecke | May 9, 2012
I don’t have much to say about President Obama officially endorsing same-sex marriage; it’s long overdue from him, but then, it’s still overdue from most Democrats. Indeed, North Carolina notwithstanding, this is an issue where the direction of history is already clear. If you’re under 50, you probably support same-sex marriage, and if you’re under 30, you almost certainly do, no matter your political affiliation.
That said, while the long-term direction of the marriage issue is clear, the short-term politics are not. There are still a lot of older independent voters who are put off by same-sex marriage, and while they’re utterly and completely wrong, they have votes. In a close election, Obama’s endorsement of marriage equality is risky. But it’s unquestionably right, and pace Laura Roslin, sometimes you have to do the right thing, even if it isn’t the smart thing. This may or may not be the smart thing, at least in terms of the 2012 election. But it is the right thing for liberty, the right thing for equality, and the right thing for morality (for what is more immoral than forbidding someone to marry the person they love?). It was a brave move by the President, and I’m glad he did it.
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