Richard Grenell, the openly gay former Bush administration official who wa Mitt Romney's national security spokesperson for a couple weeks before resigning under pressure from social conservatives upset with his hiring, praised President Obama for publicly supporting same sex marriage Wednesday. Grenell, who is an advocate for same sex marriage, told Metro Weekly Obama "deserves credit for finally taking a stand in favor of equality."
His full statement:
President Obama's decision to personally support gay marriage means he will be on the right side of history. He deserves credit for finally taking a stand in favor of equality. Nevertheless, it's important to keep politicians from playing politics with a group's civil rights. Democrats and Republicans continue to calculate the political implications of their positions, and the timing of the president's announcement suggests his position is a political move too. While the president could have evolved when the Democrats controlled the House and the Senate or even yesterday before the swing state of North Carolina voted on the issue, Republicans should also remember that young people and many Christians believe in civil equality.
Read Chris Geidner's post at Metro Weekly here.