Obama seems to say work on gay marriage is not finished

By |2011-04-28T09:00:00-04:00April 28th, 2011|News|

By Rex Wockner


Speaking at a Democratic National Committee event April 20 in San Francisco, President Barack Obama seemed to say that his administration’s work on gay marriage is not finished.
The president was talking about administration accomplishments and added, “And yet our work is not finished.” Someone in the audience then shouted “gay marriage.” Obama paused, made a facial expression and hand gesture that seemed to say “for example,” and then repeated, “Our work is not finished.” Here’s the White House’s transcript:
Obama: “We put two wise women on the Supreme Court, including the first Latina Supreme Court justice. (Applause.) And we rolled back ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ so that everybody can serve their country regardless of who they love. (Applause.) And then we dealt with pirates – (laughter) – and a pandemic. You forgot about that. An oil spill. We’ve been pretty busy. And yet our work is not finished. It is going -”
Audience member: “Gay marriage.”
Obama: “Our work is not finished. (Applause.) It is going to take – it is going to take more than a couple of years. It is going to take more than one term for us to finish everything that we need to do. (Applause.)” Video: http://www.tinyurl.com/wrkfin.

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