Professor Sara Benson on Obama’s Support for Same Sex Marriage

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Professor Benson, an expert on sexual orientation and the law, spoke with the Illinois News Bureau about the ramifications of President Obama’s support for same-sex marriage. She said, “This is the first time a president of the United States has publicly stated his support for same-sex marriage. … President Obama’s stance, then, may actually be politically unpopular. However, it is a moment when the president is making a strong statement to his citizens that he will not tolerate discrimination, and that is something to be celebrated."

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