Jake Tapper: Does the President or the White House have a
reaction to the Governor of Maine signing a
same-sex marriage bill?
Robert Gibbs: No,
I think the President’s position on same-sex marriages
has been talked about and discussed.
Tapper: He opposes same-sex marriage.
supports civil unions.
Tapper: Does that mean that he’s going to say or do
anything against what the citizens of Maine —
Gibbs: Not that
I’m aware of. I think the President believes this is an
issue that’s best addressed by the states.
Look. I’m sure there are plenty of nervous people in the White House who don’t want Obama to invite the gay marrieds to his parties but I also think it’s about freaking time they got told to shut up and sit down. In case nobody’s noticed the religious right and the Republicans have lost this culture war, and it’s over, and even if that wasn’t the case being publicly in favor of civil rights for all is kind of, you know, the right thing to do. So drop this nonsense and just get on with it, so that you don’t have to spend the rest of your life making up excuses and mouthing crap about political expediency and justifying your chickenassitude to everyone.