"The President's statement today made me feel a little better about what happened in North Carolina yesterday. The primary voters of North Carolina decided they wanted a constitutional ban on marriage equality. One of my good friends from elementary school is gay... He is in a committed relationship with his significant other in North Carolina. That the people of North Carolina would rebuke my friend because of who he loves made me angry on a personal level. That the President of the United States would take a political risk by publicly expressing his personal opinion that 'same-sex couples should be able to get married' helps diminish that anger somewhat. "
-- Hoosier blogger Doug Masson writing about the dichotomy between President Obama's statement on marriage equality and North Carolina's vote to pass a marriage amendment. He also talks about his own evolution on marriage equality - from anti-gay homophobe to proud LGBT supporter.