Our latest for EBONY.com is on the front page: "Game On: Obama Endorses Gay Marriage, Fires Up Progressive Base."
President Obama’s bedrock of support in the Black community won’t abandon him over marriage equality. Some 95 percent of Blacks voted for Obama in 2008 and he’ll get—93 percent? 94 percent in 2012. You could argue that White House extensively polled voters in swing states, deciding that coming out for equal marriage would help his campaign. The campaign probably did but it doesn’t matter—it’s just the right thing to do. It re-energizes the progressive wing of the party. Opens up LGBT checkbooks again—gay Democratic fundraising bundlers are ecstatic!!—and wins the president points for moving America forward on civil rights.
Let’s face it. Most people—outside of the Black community—who are dead set against gay marriage were never voting for Obama anyway. And Mitt “Multiple Choice” Romney was going to hammer Obama on this issue—using it as an example of Obama's indecisiveness or saying they had the same position. Obama turned a negative into a positive.
Read the full piece HERE.