Axelrod also cited a questionnaire from previously cited in news reports as evidence of Obama's longtime support for gay marriage. But in his book, "Believer: Continue to article content. The federal government, as well as the majority of states, do not have blanket prohibitions on LGBT discrimination. Obama opposes the federal Defense of Marriage Act while running for a U.
He also says, repeatedly, that he is against gay marriage.
Obama's gay marriage controversy: 'I am just not very good at bullshitting'
What you need to know about the gay rights movement. In the book, Believer: National opposition to same-sex marriage began a sharp decline after President Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman, into law in Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Axelrod wrote in his book published earlier Tuesday that Obama lied about his position on the issue for the sake of political expediency, writing that Obama had actually supported gay marriage for years. Same-sex marriage celebrated on Supreme Court steps.
Obama starts 'evolving' on gay marriage. Texas-sized battle over same-sex marriage. What you need to know about the gay rights movement. Obama supports civil unions and civil rights for gays and lesbians—but insists that marriage is not a basic civil right. Asked to define marriage, Obama said: The order applies to a group of workers that, at around 28 million, accounts for about one-fifth of the American workforce.