He also says that he supports affirmative action for gays and lesbians. Looking out the window, I saw that beyond the gates on Pennsylvania Avenue, a big crowd of people had gathered in the summer dusk to see the lights. And on his watch, marriage equality became the law of the land. But this night felt different, as paradoxical as the country itself. Obama says the Supreme Court decision on legalizing same-sex marriage will end the "patchwork system we currently have. Their willingness to link the two movements had a special power.
Obama starts 'evolving' on gay marriage. What's Working: Back in Manhattan, Windsor was taken on an impromptu victory lap around the island. Facebook Twitter Pinterest.
During the Democratic primary, Obama reaffirms support of 'strong civil unions' that offer all the rights that come with opposite-sex marriage.