Barrack Obama has recently come out in support of marriage equality. This is obviously fantastic news for LGBTQ people in the US, and shows further progression towards full equality. But is this reflective of Obama’s own views, or is this just a way to garner the liberal vote in the upcoming election?
A member of the society posted this on our members’ page, which reflects Obama’s changing attitudes on the issue of gay marriage. One has to ask why his opinions have changed so much, and why he hasn’t always been in favour of marriage equality, as he stated in 1996.
Although any support for marriage equality has to be seen as a positive step for the queer community, and having the support of such an influential figure is wonderful, one has to question his motives. It will be interesting to see if re-elected, will his actions reflect his recent statement, or will he undergo yet another attitude change. Comment below and let us know what you think!