I am libertarian by instinct if not by party. I don't care who you have sex with and then call it "marriage." I am about as neutral on this "issue" as one can be.
Nevertheless, I find the homogeneous unity of the coastal elites and the media on this to be ludicrous. The assumption appears to be that only their attitudes matter and that if they keep rejoicing and condescending eventually the unwashed masses in "fly-over" America will follow their "lead."
Today, the media generally, and gay journalists in particular are busy interviewing gay politicians and are absorbed in telling each other that President Obama's epiphany on gay marriage will not be a factor in deciding the November election.
It seems to mean nothing to them that so many states have "recently" passed legislation and constitutional amendments to their basic law that ban gay marriage and civil partnership contracts. Most of these laws also make void gay marriages contracted in other states. Do the advocates of gay marriage imagine that these laws and amendments have been enacted against the will of the voters?
Gay marriage advocates are already asking what BHO can do to force compliance with their hearts desires in "marriage rights." Well, the federal government cannot do very much about these state laws. BHO and the Gay Democrats know that a federal constitutional amendment would not be ratified by enough states. Individual states could be sued by a gay friendly Washington. That would set off a massive struggle similar to that over Arizona's immigration law. The federal government could harass the state governments with "strings" attached to federal money, money that, at least in part, originated in the states, That is about all the "feds" could do.
This is going to be a close election in November. Gay marriage rights have been defeated almost everywhere when the voters have a chance to speak in the privacy of the voting booth.
You can be sure that Romney is not going to change his position on gay marriage. pl