Guardian journalist predicts 2012 will be last year both parties oppose same sex marriage
Ana Marie Cox, political columnist for the Guardian, on Tuesday night predicted the 2012 elections would mark the last time that both presidential candidates opposed same sex marriage.
Even though North Carolina voted Tuesday to ban same sex marriage, Cox noted on MSNBC’s The Last Word that support for same sex marriage had consistently gone up over the recent years.
“I do think — and I feel a little silly being so hopeful, because this is such a disappointing election return — but I do think we are seeing the last election were both parties are going to put someone forward who is against marriage equality,” she said. “I really do think that as a country we are moving forward on this.”
Cox said that Minnesota voters might rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to prohibit same sex marriage.
“I think it is because voters are getting tired of trying to weigh in on this,” she explained. “It just doesn’t have the same attraction that it did to voters even four or eight years ago.”
President Barack Obama has said he is opposed to legalizing same sex marriage, but supports giving equal rights to gays and lesbian couples. He has said his views on the subject are “evolving.”
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