May 14, 2012
The Wall Street Journal reports:
“1996: “I favor legalizing same-sex marriages” was an answer included on a signed questionnaire to a Chicago gay community newspaper when Mr. Obama was running for the Illinois state Senate. In 2011, a White House aide said someone else filled it out.
2004: As a U.S. Senate candidate, Mr. Obama tells Chicago public television “marriage is between a man and a woman.” In the same interview, Mr. Obama said he wanted to ensure gays and lesbians have “the rights of citizenship” but noted, “I don’t think marriage is a civil right.”
2008: Mr. Obama, running for president, again says marriage should be limited to unions between a man and a woman. “For…
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