I write this on the way to a rally at the steps of the Supreme Court. This event calls for marriage as institution open to all who wish to accept its stabilizing, limiting confines. And, despite the tumult of the last half-century, there are a great many people who do wish to take this step.
They also happen to be gay. Federal law say they are not eligible for the civil status of marriage. And we should change that.
Despite all my problems with President Obama, his choice to endorse gay marriage before the November elections will be remembered as a historic moment. As cynical a decision as it might have been, his survival at the ballot box in spite of endorsing gay marriage proved to other politicians that they could survive and be pro-gay. That's a great, great thing.
So thank you, President Obama. Thank you.