Via Weekly Standard:
“I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I talked to friends and family and neighbors, when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together; when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.”And now for the double-cross...
(Reuters) – President Barack Obama threatened on Wednesday to veto a Republican bill that would partially replace looming automatic budget cuts and protect military spending at the expense of food stamps and other social programs.
The White House said in a statement that the cuts proposed by Republicans would “cost jobs and hurt middle-class and vulnerable Americans – especially seniors, veterans and children.”
“The bill’s unbalanced provisions fail the test of fairness and shared responsibility,” the White House added.
The veto threat escalates one of several new budget battles that have broken out this spring in Washington.