But, analysts say, Mr Obamas comments about gay marriage last week could reflect a rare event in Washington: a politician saying something because he genuinely believes it. I dont think this is a case of sitting down and trying to map out the politics of it, says Norman Ornstein, a seasoned political analyst at the American Enterprise Institute think-tank. I think this is his genuine feeling. For whatever reason, he has not yet come to the conclusion that this is something he can support.At a Gay Pride reception at the White House on Wednesday, just five days after New York became the seventh jurisdiction in the US to allow same-sex weddings, Mr Obama trumpeted his achievements: winning the repeal of the Dont Ask, Dont Tell policy that bans gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military, and ordering the justice department to stop defending the law that bans federal recognition of ...read more: http://on.ft.com/l529Hq
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
I can only conclude that Obama all along has supported Gay marriage through and through. It is only logical in light of his other stands on the issue.He is employing incrementalism to achieve his goal.If he wins the next election he will at some point declare that he supports gay marriage.Keep in mind he has also ordered his administration to not enforce D.O.M.A. Defence of Marriage Act. He says it's not "constitutional""You will know them by their fruits,(works)."