An interesting story line has developed this past week after two Obama administration officials publicly declared their support for gay marriage.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a television interview that he thought gay couples should be able to legally marry. His declaration came one day after Vice-President Joe Biden said he’s “absolutely comfortable” with same-sex couples having the same rights as others.
While President Barack Obama has already paved the way to overturn the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and stopped defense of the Defense of Marriage Act, he has still failed in the eyes of gay-rights groups for not explicitly backing gay marriage.
He once said his views are “evolving.”
With these recent comments and a recent wave of states passing ballot initiatives to allow same sex couples to marry and form unions, it’s only a matter of time for President Obama to be asked again to clarify his own stance on the issue.
As questions on gay marriage and same sex unions have already come up multiple times in the Republican debates, they will once again come to the forefront in the presidential debates to be held later this year.
It will be interesting to see if President Obama takes the same stand as his own vice-president and administration officials.
The story line has developed and I’m curious to see how things play out in the near future between President Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney.
Congratulations are in order for both Van-Far and Community R-VI graduates who are getting ready to accept their diplomas over the next two weeks.
Van-Far is scheduled to hold its graduation ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13 while Community R-VI is holding its ceremony on Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m. Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.