Re: President Barack Obama becomes the first in US history to endorse marriage equali
Originally Posted by Filo V.
No. He's said in 2004 he was for civil unions and marriage equality was not a civil rights fight. In 2009, he said he was evolving on the issue. Before he became an Illinois senator, he was for it. The reality is he's always been for it, most likely, but out of fear hasn't come out and said it. But now, he finally has.
My thoughts exactly.
"But certain interests of particular people are so important that it would be wrong - morally wrong - for the community to sacrifice those interests just to secure an overall benefit. Political rights mark off and protect these particularly important interests. A political right, we may say, is a trump over the kind of trade-off argument that normally justifies political action." - Ronald Dworkin (RIP)