Guardian journalist predicts 2012 will be last year both parties oppose same sex marriage

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 0:06 EDT
google plus icon
Ana Marie Cox via screenshot
  • Print Friendly and PDF
  • Email this page

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.”

Watch video, courtesy of MSNBC, below:

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
By commenting, you agree to our terms of service
and to abide by our commenting policy.