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Obama broadens stance on same-sex marriage, calls it a Constitutional right

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WASHINGTON D.C. (Worthy News)-- President Barack Obama has broadened his "evolving" views on same-sex marriage, telling the New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin that gay couples have a Constitutional right to marry, UPI reported.

"Ultimately, I think the Equal Protection Clause does guarantee same-sex marriage in all fifty states," Obama said in a new interview about his legal legacy.

He's referring to the 14th Amendment, which requires states to apply laws equally to all citizens.

In May 2012, Obama became the first U.S. president to express personal support for same-sex marriage, though he said the issue should be "worked out at a local level." [wp_colorbox_media url="http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/10/21/Obama-broadens-stance-on-same-sex-marriage-calls-it-a-Constitutional-right/4961413873162/" type="iframe" hyperlink="Source"]

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  1. In order to address this question, let us take a closer look at the much-cited sentence in Leviticus 18:22 that reads, "You shall not lie with a man as one lies with a woman, it is an abomination."
    It is noteworthy that the Torah explicitly adds the formulation "as with a woman," even though for exegetical purposes to mention women does not contribute to clarify the commandment. Indeed, the Hebrew verb "shakhav" (to lie) is employed elsewhere in the Torah to describe sexual relations without further commentary. It seems that in this case, the commandment wishes to draw attention to the sexual involvement of both genders, namely men and women.

    • Tom, if it is biblical exegesis which you are having difficulty with you may want to examine the whole text instead of cherry picking one verse and trying to deconstruct it and reconstruct it in such a way to try to have it say what you want it to say. There is clear clarification when the text is taken as a whole; the text clearly says that a man shall leave mother and father to cleave, or be joined, unto his wife- it doesn't say a man shall leave mother and father to cleave to some other dude, or that a woman is to be joined to some other woman who is just butch enough:

      Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

      Matthew 19:15 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?

      Mark 10:7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;

      Ephesians 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

  2. How does Obama have time for this nonsense when there is a very real, sustained, determined and evil persecution of innocent people going on in the world? There are some much more urgent and serious issues he could be dealing with. It's ridiculous and bizarre.

    • ALEX PACE GOODWIN: I wondered that myself. I thought besides his normal duties he would only go play golf...He always has time for golf, regardless. If the place was on fire, he would probably just play golf so he didn't have to deal with it. He doesn't deal too well with stuff. Being a President you know is tough, it's stressful, he looks older now than he did 6 years ago, really.

  3. Oh you know whats next right jall time for Christian hope everything Obama wrote in the law will just be thrown out due to him being a criminal God is much bigger

  4. I for one don't see any sign of a mass repentance in this country, Ipso facto, the downward decline will most likely continue. Most of the churches are being run as businesses to turn a profit, rather than to spread the truth. We have only seen the beginning I'm afraid of the 501c3 fallout that is yet to come.
    But the promise remains: "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 2nd Chronicles 7:14

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