Ok, so this happened.
Obama’s televised statement came after two members of his administration voiced support for gay marriage. Vice President Joe Biden went first, on Sunday:
And on Monday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan followed up by tossing his support behind the cause:
The administration’s position statements on gay marriage sandwiched a primary election day that resulted in what the New York Times called “a trifecta of intolerance“:
Tuesday was pretty great for the forces of intolerance. North Carolina voters approved an amendment that makes discrimination an official part of their state constitution. Colorado Republicans stonewalled a vote on permitting same-sex civil unions because it looked like it would pass. And Indiana’s Republican primary voters tossed out the venerable Senator Richard Lugar and replaced him with a man who thinks our problem is that we have too much bipartisanship.
It’s almost as if the staggered position statements were, um, planned by some wily press team. (In related news: The West Wing has completely crushed my rose-colored glasses.)
Sure, it’s courageous for a national political figure to take a stand in favor of gay marriage–it’s dangerous and often leads to the end of even the most thriving of political careers. (And, by the way, this truth is further proof that those assholes who say that the homosexuals already have more rights than “the rest of us” are just assholes spewing shit. And if you’re wondering which assholes say that homosexuals already have more rights than straight people, look here. And here. Here here here brb taking shower to get bigot-crud off)
I’m supposed to be celebrating at the news from the Obama administration. But instead I just keep looking at this: