President Obama tells ABC News that his position on same-sex marriage has evolved:
“ I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don't Ask Don't Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I've just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.”
The president has indeed affirmed that he believes that same-sex couples ought to be able to marry.
Adding......I'm really, really torn on this. On the one hand, it is unquestionably the right thing to do. On the other hand, it came at the wrong damn time, and the Republicans may make us eat it.