John M. Becker

Obama Nominee 'May or May Not' Think You Deserve to Get Married

Filed By John M. Becker | May 14, 2014 8:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Barack Obama, gay marriage, Georgia, judicial nominees, marriage equality, Michael Boggs, same-sex marriage

"My personal opinion was, at the time, over a decade ago, that I was in support of a proposed constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage. My position on that, senator, may or may not have changed since that time, as many people's have over the last decade."

-- Georgia state judge and Obama federal judicial nominee Michael Boggs, answering a question (sort of) from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) about his past vehement opposition to marriage equality during his Senate confirmation hearing yesterday. Organizations across the progressive spectrum, including LGBT, African-American, and women's rights groups, have united in opposition to Boggs's nomination.

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