When President Obama says his position on gay marriage has evolved I understand what he is saying. I can think of at least a hundred issues over the past forty years or so where my views have “evolved” and I’ve come to think or believe differently about something, it’s called growth and maturity. Personally, I have gone from having a mild tolerance of gays & lesbians to where it is inconceivable to me that they are not afforded all of the rights reserved for human beings under our constitution. A marriage is a union between two consenting adults, period. Sexual preference, race, religion or anything else should not matter and no one has the right to say otherwise.
To anybody who says that the President will say or do anything to win the election, think about what you are saying. This announcement may ultimately cost him many more votes than he will gain from the gay and lesbian community and it puts him in danger of losing certain swing states that are socially conservative. Note: He did not come out and say he is going to push for a repeal of DOMA, he just said he "personally" supports gay marriage. He is taking a stand on an issue that divides our nation. This was a bold and courageous maneuver that may have negative repercussions – anybody against marriage equality isn’t going to vote for him anyway - but it was the right thing to do. Bravo President Obama!