Of course, since he's been working so very hard, he's about to jet off to Hawaii for yet another vacation. This man works less than I do...and I'm only working part time. I just wish I could get such wonderful vacations on the public dime, just like he does.
But, since he's getting ready to begin fund raising for 2012, he's signaled that his views on homosexual marriage are "evolving."
With respect to the issue of whether gays and lesbians should be able to get married, I’ve spoken about this recently. As I’ve said, my feelings about this are constantly evolving. I struggle with this. I have friends, I have people who work for me, who are in powerful, strong, long-lasting gay or lesbian unions. And they are extraordinary people, and this is something that means a lot to them and they care deeply about.How's that for being wishy-washy? Everytime homosexual marriage has gone up on referendum, it's defeated by 70% or more of the vote...just saying...he's "evolving."...right.
At this point, what I’ve said is, is that my baseline is a strong civil union that provides them the protections and the legal rights that married couples have. And I think -- and I think that’s the right thing to do. But I recognize that from their perspective it is not enough, and I think is something that we’re going to continue to debate and I personally am going to continue to wrestle with going forward.