Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Obama Flip-Flop #30: Gay Marriage

As mentioned by Mark here, Obama Flip-Flop #30 is gay marriage. Courtesy of the Sacramento Bee:
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, who previously said the issue of gay marriage should be left up to each state, has announced his opposition to a California ballot measure that would ban same-sex marriages.

In a letter to the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club read Sunday at the group’s annual Pride Breakfast in San Francisco, the Illinois senator said he supports extending “fully equal rights and benefits to same-sex couples under both state and federal law.”

“And that is why I oppose the divisive and discriminatory efforts to amend the California Constitution, and similar efforts to amend the U.S. Constitution or those of other states,” Obama wrote.

Obama had previously said he opposes same-sex marriage but that each state should make its own decision.
The entire collection of Obama Flip-Flops may be viewed here.

NOTE: Only ten more to go!