Friday, May 16, 2008

Andrew Sullivan on Obama and same-sex marriage

Andrew Sullivan on Obama's take on yesterday's California marriage ruling:

Obama's position strikes me as transparently flimsy. His only defense of his support for full marriage rights without the m-word is a function, in his description, of comfort and religion. But he is very comfortable around gay people, gay couples and our families. And his own church actually favors equal marriage rights for gay couples - and its inclusion of gay people was obviously a reason why TUCC was attractive to Obama. Marriage is the one issue where Obama is still politically afraid,
intellectually vacuous, and a moral coward.

That from one of the biggest Obama cheerleaders on the center-right. As always, astute. Full post here.

By the way, if you haven't read Sullivan's "Goodbye to All That" from December of 2007 head here.

And here is his take on marriage even before he thought it would be possible to marry his partner Aaron Tone.

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