In which we talk more about Obama’s endorsement
It’s late. You’re up. In case you’ve had Facebook on SelfControl for the past twenty-four hours, Obama came out in support of same-sex marriage today. Here is an attempt to capture the myriad of different Internet reactions.
On campus, political groups have largely spoken in favor of Obama’s endorsement. Columbia Queer Alliance put it this way:
Though we wish he had been one of our public figures willing to be a leader and not a follower on this issue, we are very happy that our president has finally joined the majority of Americans in supporting same-sex marriage.
Unable to contain his/her enthusiasm, some person on the interweb decided to make a whole tumblr in reaction to the statement! “When Obama Endorsed Same-Sex Marriage … Michelle was like “I TOLD YOU SO.”
FOX News weighed in on the debate …
As did Jezebel:
Adding to the conversation even more, Huffington Post compiled the reactions of 98 different politicians. Mitt Romney, unsurprisingly, has responded to Obama’s statement with his own: “I believe marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman.”
When Spectrum contacted a certain Shadowy Mask for a comment, he (she?) responded with his two cents:
I think that this is a an issue of states rights. I think ObaMAO should stop using the federal government into bullying everyone to do what he wants. This is not a dictatorship! How about some more freedom in the united states of America? Here at specsucks we know that the peoples say will be censored and overruled by the biased editors of spec and other similar “news” organizations.
In an addendum he continued:
But also we are not political and we welcome anyone from all walks of political life to join our prestigous organization.
Lastly, and this appeared on YouTube slightly before the POTUS said his piece, a lovely and inspiring video from actor Stephen Fry on why he’s proud to be gay.
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