Barack Obama Maintains He Evolved on Gay Marriage Despite Axelrod Book

February 11, 2015 1:52 PM

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Barack Obama Maintains He Evolved on Gay Marriage Despite Axelrod Book

Obama told BuzzFeed that longtime political guru David Axelrod didn’t accurately characterize his position when Axelrod wrote in his new book that Obama shifted on the issue for political gains. But the President proved unable to explain why he moved away from supporting the unions despite supporting them as a state Senate candidate in 1996.

“I think David is mixing up my personal feelings with my position on the issue,” Obama said. “I always felt that same-sex couples should be able to enjoy the same rights, legally, as anybody else and so it was frustrating to me not to, I think, be able to square that with what were a whole bunch of ...

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