President Obama said in a 1996 state senate campaign that he favors sames sex marriage...no downside to being so candid when running from an inner city district....By 2008, he was against gay marriage when he was trying to piece together 270 Electoral College votes. Now the President is considering whether he should come out in favor of what is now called "marriage equality."
The President is appearing at a couple of major gay pride events in coming weeks and the feeling is that its safe to come out in favor of same sex marriage now.
Mr. President, we accept your 1996 position as indicative of your views. You were like all other pos, in that you took the position you had to in 2008 in order to win Indiana and North Carolina.
As is always done in politics, you fudged your stand in order to achieve the greater good of getting elected. Happens all the time.
President Obama's Views on Gay Marriage 'Evolving' - NYTimes.com