First The New York Times, Now The Washington Post Tells Obama To "Evolve Already" On Same Sex Marriage

Earlier in the week the New York Times took President Obama to task about his lack of support of same sex marriage. Today the Washington Post also takes aim on Obama on the subject and joins the chorus of many voices out there screaming at Obama to “evolve already” on the issue and to back same sex marriage in the United States.

PRESIDENT OBAMA had plenty of nice things to say about equal rights for gay men and lesbians at Wednesday’s news conference. He rattled off his administration’s record, including making the determination that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional and would no longer be defended in court. And he said that the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York last week was “a good thing.” But what Mr. Obama didn’t say and steadfastly refuses to say is that he believes that gay and lesbian couples should be allowed to legally wed.

When asked about same-sex marriage last December, the president said that his views on the issue were “evolving.” At the time, this was viewed as a step forward. Not anymore. Not after New York became the sixth state to legalize gay marriage (as the District has also done). Not after the leadership shown by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to get it done. With 53 percent of the American people in separate polls by The Post and Gallup supporting gay marriage, Obama is effectively behind the country on this equal rights issue.

Obama just do it and stop trying to satisfy the same people who aren’t going to vote for you anyway.  Sometimes I wonder if you are smart enough to be President, which you need to be since you obviously have no balls.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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