The WHY in President Obama's pro-gay marriage statement
Rightwing radio and TV (all TV basically) is in the process to planting in everyone's mind that it was the result of pressure from his contributors. A cold political move...like Republican debates weren't just a checklist of Fox News talking points.
I think (my two cents) it is the result of two other cold political realities.
1.Biden didn't say he "had no problem with it" by accident. Yeah Joe slips up from time to time but a more plausible explanation than the rightwing spin is that Obama and Axelrod polled on this and found that is *DING* *DING* *DING* scores with voters, especially the middle. Only the RIGHT and the LEFT are set on this - the middle is indifferent or leaning toward "Hey why not?"
2. Romney and the Republicans counterattack makes them look mean and cold. This scares off the middle. Obama gave them a bigger shovel.
It could very well be some mix of all three explanations but either way we all know it is the right (correct) thing to do. Ignore the North Carolina vote, that was done simply for division and is a sad illustration of how the masses can be coerced to actually vote against rights for their fellow countrymen.
Gay marriage will win in court either on the argument supported by the equal protection clause or, more likely, the due process clause.
The Constitution establishes that religion should have no place in governance and the argument that marriage is a religous institution only supports that the government should pay no attention to what churches say on this issue. Or any other.