Speaking at an LGBT Pride Month reception at the White House yesterday, President Obama acknowledged the often slow “pace of change” when it comes to legalising gay marriage.
Obama said: “I’ve met my commitments to the LGBT community. I know there are going to be times where you’re still frustrated with the pace of change. I understand that. I know I can count on you to let me know.”
Discussing the recent legalisation of gay marriage in New York, he continued: “[That was] a good thing, because what you saw was the people of New York having a debate, talking through these issues. It was contentious, it was emotional, but ultimately, they made a decision to recognize civil marriages. And I think that’s exactly how things should work.”
The president has admitted that his own feelings on the issue of gay marriage are ‘evolving’.