President Obama “evolving” on Gay Marriage.

Via on Jun 30, 2011

Should a president allow states to decide, let the national debate resolve itself—or lead and antagonize the opposition?

What’s more moral? Easy. But what’s most effective?

Up ’til now, he’s stayed out of the national Gay Marriage Rights debate, while pushing legislation that makes him the most pro-Gay Civil Rights president in US history.

But now he’s beginning to get more directly involved—and while it may not make good politics, and strong statements may only inflame the opposition and cause them to dig in their bigoted heels, I applaud his recent statements. We want guts and rusk and honesty in a leader, don’t we?

“I think what you’re seeing is a profound recognition on the part of the American people that gays and lesbians and transgender persons are our brothers, our sisters, our children, our cousins, our friends, our co-workers, and that they’ve got to be treated like every other American. And I think that principle will win out.”

“I think we’re moving in a direction of greater equality and — and I think that’s a good thing.”

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Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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