During the campaign in 2008, then-candidate Barack H. Obama told Pastor Rick Warren:
I believe that marriage is a union between a man and a woman. For me as a Christian, it is a sacred union. God's in the mix.
In December 2010, President Barack H. Obama publicly commented:
My feelings about this are constantly evolving. I struggle with this," he said. "My baseline is a strong civil union that provides them the protections and the legal rights that married couples have. And I think that's the right thing to do. But I recognize that from their perspective it is not enough, and I think (it) is something that we're going to continue to debate, and I personally am going to continue to wrestle with going forward.
In the midst of the same-sex marriage debate in New York, David Mixner, a longtime homosexual advocate, declared:
It's embarrassing to watch almost all of the absurd rhetoric around this issue that's coming out of the White House. You're either for it or you're against it. You've got all the facts. Everybody's given you time to evolve. ... Enough already.
We are on opposite sides of the fence on this issue - big time - but I agree with Mr. Mixner. You're either for it, or you're against it.
In another stellar example of presidential certainty - not - the president of the world's most powerful nation cannot figure it out.