Barack Obama Discusses Same Sex Marriage On The View
Posted on Tue May 15, 2012 09:30 AM PDT
LOS ANGELES, California (x17online) - President Barack Obama sat down with the ladies of The View during a taping on Monday and he talked about the ongoing debate on gay marriage and its effect on the upcoming election.
"This is going to be a big contrast in the campaign because you’ve got Governor Romney saying we should actually have a constitutional amendment installing the notion that you can’t have same-sex marriages," Obama said.
While he supports gay marriage, the commander-in-chief wouldn't fully commit to fight for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
"My justice department has said to the courts, we don't think the Defense of Marriage Act is constitutional," the president said. "This is something that historically had been determined at the state level and part of my believing ultimately that civil unions weren't sufficient."
When pressed on repealing the act, Obama kept it succinct by saying, "Congress is clearly on notice that I think it's a bad idea."