May 10th, 2012at 07:52am Posted by Eli
Hooray, Obama now says he’s in favor of marriage equality instead of saying he opposes it. But as Gawker points out, it’s not going to translate into any kind of positive action, it’s just meaningless lip service (leaving it up to the states does not equal support in any meaningful way) – Obama has simply calculated that he needs to get the LGBT community and their allies off his back and into his wallet before the election.
But make no mistake: Obama “supports” marriage equality like he “supported” the healthcare public option, EFCA, Dawn Johnsen, and Liz Warren – he’ll make tepidly positive statements and nothing else. What Obama says he supports is meaningless: Always watch what he fights for, and what he doesn’t.