A presidential unwelcome (by proxy) is extended to an opposite-sex marriage advocate.
Would gay people ever allow themselves to be reduced to the situation that occurred this morning at Los Angeles International Airport as President Barack Obama was preparing to depart? If I may speak for the entire gay population of the universe, I don’t think so.
A self-declared “Roman Catholic preistess” and, um, journalist, named Brenda Lee from the Georgia Informer attempted to personally deliver a letter to Obama this morning as he boarded Air Force One at LAX asking him “to take a stand for traditional marriage.” Her attempt was denied by Secret Service, as well as a White House staffer. One thing led to another and before long she was being carried kicking and screaming across the tarmac away from Air Force One.
In the past, Obama has said he believes marriage should only be between a man and a woman, but it remains to be seen when he will address same-sex marriage again. Considering it’s the number two story this week (behind his nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court) due to Prop 8 being affirmed by the CA state supreme court and a surprise appeal in federal court, his continued silence so far has been DEAFENING.