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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Obama Gay Marriage Disappointment

Talking Points Memo is one of the most read and respected political blogs out there. The other day a pro-Proposition 8 ad started appearing on TPM. Needless to say, many TPM readers wrote in to portest the ad. Josh Marshall has responded citing his policy of not censoring ads for content, only for accuracy. This is why he did not take down the ad:

Obama says he opposes Prop 8. And he says he's for civil unions. But he has
also said clearly that he opposes same-sex marriage. This is the ambiguity the
creators of the ad were clearly playing on. The ad may imply and I think it is
misleading; but it doesn't say something that is clearly false. And so we
decided to keep it running.

So, there you have it in a nutshell. Obama is totally wrong for publicly stating his opposition to gay people getting married. They are already getting married in Mass., CA., and soon, Conn., and what this country needs is a leader prepared to stand for justice and marriage equality for all citizens including gay and lesbian Americans.


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