Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Washington Post: Gay Wedding Ceremony at the White House

The American newspaper "The Washington Post" published on Saturday that US President Barack Obama decided to host a ceremony for gay (homosexual) marriage in the White House on Friday.

The newspaper said: "There was a declaration from the president earlier this month, in which he stressed the seriousness of his government in working to provide equal opportunities for all, whether they were homosexuals, bisexuals or transgender people."

Obama's recent stance of providing support for gay marriage is the key to agreement on the rights of the gay community.

Meanwhile, The Independent newspaper said that President Barack Obama suddenly made a surprise at his re-election campaign which was expected to focus on the economy, instead promoting unexpected social problems, through his support - after years of rejection - of gay marriage.

The newspaper said Obama's new stance would be the dividing line between him and his Republican rival, Mitt Romney, who said last night that he did not support gay marriage at all.

The newspaper confirmed that the aim of Obama's move was to activate the Democratic Party, and put Obama on the right side regarding civil rights, when the issue (gay marriage) was getting rejected.

Obama has made a welcome change by the gay community, which ended the "don't ask, don't say" policy that forbids gays from announcing their behavior while serving in the military.

When his candidacy for the Senate in 2004, Obama said: "Indeed, my religious beliefs confirm that marriage is a sacred thing between men and women." However, in his 2006 book "The Audacity of Hope, Courage," he said that "his unwillingness to not support gay marriage is a wrong attitude."

IWD/The Truth Seeker Media

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