Forty-nine years ago this spring, as he proposed the landmark civil rights reforms of the 1960s, John F. Kennedy became the first president to declare that ending racial discrimination was a moral issue — that "this nation, for all its hopes and all its boasts, will not be fully free until all its citizens are free." Now Barack Obama has taken the next step in the unfinished journey toward that ideal: He cut through a cacophony of political advice, the calculus of pre-election caution, to become the first president to endorse marriage equality — and thus to affirm that gay rights are.
Here's a statement from RNC chairman Reince Priebus in response to President Obama publicly endorsing the legalization of same-sex marriage today: "While President Obama has played politics on this issue, the Republican Party and ou... Read Post
Since his personal endorsement of gay marriage last spring, President Barack Obama has kept up the public support, even making a historic mention of gay rights in his inaugural address last month. But despite the rhetoric, Obama has... Read Post