This blog will be a compilation of some of the best places to find information about gay marriage coverage in the 2012 presidential election process, annotated by me, Kristen Case.

 

Why Obama Shouldn’t Defend Gay Marriage (For Now)

Michael Tomasky wrote this article for The Daily Beast about why Obama should not be a champion for marriage equality, at least for now. It’s a really well-written article, and he makes a lot of good points in it.

The end of it may be my favorite though:

And by Jan. 19, 2017, his last night in the White House, 65 percent of Americans will support the right, the usual 35 percent will be left wondering what happened to “their” country, and those new generations of Americans will still have seen, and still pretty dramatically, that a Democratic president took a risk and did the morally right thing. Which I’m all for. I’m just for winning first.

Marriage equality plank of Democratic platform?

The chairman of the 2012 Democratic National Convention said that he believes that gay marriage should be part of the Democratic platform this year.

Obama, however, doesn’t agree 100%. It should be very interesting to see how that works out.