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    President Obama Should Come Out And Support Gay Marriage Now

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     EWillies1961 says he believes he was more prejudiced years ago, but now hopes that same-sex marriage is an important issue. Of Obama's stance, he says, 'His position on same sex marriage does not weaken my support. It means we must use several avenues to exert pressure to ensure he comes to the right conclusion eventually.'

    He also said, 'I am not a one issue voter. I look at every politician as an empty vessel that will ultimately follow his base if made to. It is incumbent then on those that elect a particular president to ensure he fulfill most of his promises by keeping the pressure on him and ensuring that he fears the political repercussions of not doing so.'

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    I think it is time that our President comes clean on the gay marriage issue. He should come out and unequivocally support it. While president Obama has done more than any other president to move gay rights further I think he should lead and jump where his mind really is. It seems intellectually dishonest bordering on silliness to keep the position he has especially knowing discrimination from a first person point of view.

     

    Now it is true that both Hispanics and Blacks tend to be more homophobic than the population at large. I think he should use his skills to show that any minority supporting the reduction or denying of rights of any group implicitly justifies discrimination by others on them.

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