President Obama lied to the American people when he assured them that he believed marriage was between a man and a woman. It was a ploy to lure support from borderline social conservatives on the Left and the Right.
Liberals are famous for saying they don’t want to impose their religious beliefs on anyone as a fallback to support Gay Marriage. But that’s a lie too because Liberals impose their opinions and enforce corrective actions on the country all the time.
They don’t like trans-fats, so none of us can have it.
They don’t like 32oz sodas, so the rest of us are not allowed to buy it.
They don’t like a child saying a prayer in school, so none of the children are allowed to pray.
Liberals have no problem imposing their belief system on the rest of us all the time. And they gladly go under the force of law to impose it.
President Barack Obama is urging the Illinois General Assembly to legalize gay marriage in his home state as lawmakers are poised to take up the measure as early as this week in Springfield.
"While the president does not weigh in on every measure being considered by state legislatures, he believes in treating everyone fairly and equally, with dignity and respect," White House spokesman Shin Inouye told the Chicago Sun-Times on Saturday.
"As he has said, his personal view is that it's wrong to prevent couples who are in loving, committed relationships, and want to marry, from doing so. Were the President still in the Illinois State Legislature, he would support this measure that would treat all Illinois couples equally," Inouye said.
The lead sponsors of the "Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act," state Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago) and state Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago), intend to put the measure up for a vote during the upcoming January lame-duck session.
The toughest challenge for gay marriage backers will be winning passage in the Illinois House. Prospects for approval in the Illinois Senate--where Obama once served--are brighter.
The practical impact of Obama urging his home state to legalize gay marriage is to prod--and give political cover to--reluctant Democrats from conservative suburban and Downstate districts.