Good news about Obama's changed stance on gay marriage has rippled across several news outlets. It is positive news and again brings this issue to the public arena. Unfortunately, I can't help also thinking that this was just a political move forced by the Vice-president's expression of support for gay marriage. I also doubt it will have much impact on the presidential election as the general polarisation of opinion on this issue between voters appears to be along party lines anyway. The announcement came just after North Carolina became the most recent of the 31 states banning gay marriage. I am not sure what the government can do anyway, unless the power to ban gay marriage is removed from individual states. I don't know enough about how politics works in the US to comment on how feasible or what repercussions such a move might have. Anyway, there is a vast difference in stating an opinion and making it legislature.
Fundamentally, this is a civil rights issue. The banning of gay marriage is part of continuing discrimination against LGBT individuals. What does it matter what sex partner someone chooses to commit to and spend the rest of their life with? That is no one's business outside of the couple concerned.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18014102The BBC news article I have linked to gives an overview of the story. The comments below the piece show how religion is often used as a reason for denying others the same rights. People are different for so many reasons. Why can we not just embrace those differences? There is not a limit on how many marriages can be handed out each year!
This video is a few years old now and stemmed from when California passed proposition 8 banning gay marriage. I think it has a lot of important points to make.
Skeptical kinkster musing on whatever takes my fancy!