DoublespeakMT @markknoller On same-sex marriage, Pres Obama says federal legislation “is probably wrong way to go.” But still opposes DOMA.
— GayPatriot (@GayPatriot) October 26, 2012
Obama told MTV that when it comes to same-sex marriage, it would be up to future generations of Americans to implement meaningful reform.
— John C. (@JCinQC) October 27, 2012
Obama tells MTV he wont do anything on gay marriage if re-elected abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/…
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) October 27, 2012
During an interview with MTV’s Sway Calloway on Friday, President Obama explained that he’s just not that into doing anything to push gay marriage, but hey, maybe someone else can do something-or-other someday. Or something.
During a live interview today inside the White House, President Obama told MTV viewers that when it comes to same-sex marriage, it would be up to future generations of Americans to implement meaningful reform.
Asked if he would use his second term as a platform to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, the president demurred, saying he viewed it as an issue for the states to decide.
Except he reportedly didn’t call it the “Defense of Marriage Act.”
Obama says he is opposed to “the so-called Defense Against Marriage Act”
— Molly Ball (@mollyesque) October 26, 2012
Was looking for the “Defense Against Marriage Act” until I realized Obama botched the name for DOMA, which Biden voted for.
— Joe Pounder (@PounderFile) October 26, 2012
And it happened twice.
“Defense Against Marriage Act” is what Obama calls the Defense of Marriage Act, twice, in MTV interview.
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) October 26, 2012
Whichever Act Obama was referring to, he told Calloway, “For us to try to legislate federally into this area is probably the wrong way to go.”
This is funny too, considering the President’s “My First Time” ad gave “gay marriage” as a reason to vote for him. abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/…
— Jake (@UCCowboy) October 27, 2012
Richard Grenell notes that ABC has altered its report without issuing a formal correction.
ABC News changes headline & edits its original story on Obama’s MTV gay marriage comments but doesn’t note changes. Did liberals make them?
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) October 28, 2012
The article was originally titled “Obama Tells MTV He Won’t Push Gay Marriage In Second Term.” That title still appears in the Google search results.
The article is now titled “Obama on MTV: Gay Marriage Is States’ Decision.” How ’bout that?