"The President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same sex couples. He believes the North Carolina measure singles out and discriminates against committed gay and lesbian couples, which is why he did not support it. President Obama has long believed that gay and lesbian couples deserve the same rights and legal protections as straight couples and is disappointed in the passage of this amendment. On a federal level, he has ended the legal defense of the Defense of Marriage Act and extended key benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees."
-- Cameron French, North Carolina spokesperson for the Obama campaign, to the Washington Blade yesterday evening. How spectacular that he's disappointed, eh? Maybe next time he'll actually open his mouth and speak against a discriminatory measure before the vote instead of offering a cut and paste statement from a low level staffer with his campaign.