White House clarifies: Obama believes that gay marriage should be a state issue

Published on NewsOK Published: January 22, 2013

Charlie Spiering

President Obama’s inaugural speech yesterday was widely hailed by gay activists after he called for marriage equality for same-sex couples.

Today, however, the White House reaffirmed the president’s position that the issue should be decided by the states, rather than the federal government.

“The president believes that it's an issue that should be addressed by the States,” Carney asserted at the White House Press Briefing today when asked by a reporter about the issue.

After highlighting racial and gender equality, the Obama noted in his speech that “our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law.”

“If we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well,” he added.

Click to read full article at Washington Examiner

Trending Now


  1. 1
    At Tour de France, Safety Concerns Arise About Selfies
  2. 2
    The endless, excruciating idiocy of the Internet — in one very stupid viral photo
  3. 3
    How did Sports Illustrated land the LeBron James story?
  4. 4
    Is a Spice Girls reunion in the works?
  5. 5
    A Music Archive Just Uploaded 13,000 Classic Live Concert Videos to YouTube. Here's What to Watch
+ show more