Today’s Questions for the President
When you declared your support for same-sex marriage yesterday — that it was a matter of equality — you stated that it was your personal position and that you support individual states deciding the issue on their own.
In light of your position, will your administration now reverse its policy of not defending the Defense of Marriage Act? If not, why not?
What other matters do you now believe should be decided on a state-by-state basis? Abortion? Participation in Obamacare?
Do you maintain that other issues related to equality or equal treatment should now be decided on a state-by-state basis also? Would that include equal treatment on the basis of race? Sex? National origin? Color? If not, why have you made a distinction between same-sex marriage equality and equality on the basis of race, sex, national origin, color, etc?
Are you still evolving on the issue of marriage? Will a second term afford more “flexibility” for further evolution?