Obama alludes to Prop 8 in Brian Williams interview?

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Several months ago Barack Obama came out against Proposition 8 but hasn’t said much in the way since. Until tonight.

On the 10/30/08 edition of NBC’s Nightly News, Brian Williams asked Obama about his approach to picking Supreme Court justices in lieu of a litmus test. Half way through the answer, and unprompted, Obama brings up marriage and the right to privacy.

“The right to marry who you please, isn’t in the constitution. But I think all of us assume, a state decided to pass a law saying Brian, you can’t marry the woman you love, that you would think that was unconstitutional. Well, where does the come from? I think it comes from a right to privacy.”

See the clip below.

[flvplayer http://inlookout.com/site/video/obamaprop8.flv 420 310]

Maybe I’m reaching here but I think this a not-so-subtle nod to Prop 8 in California, and the proposed bans in Florida and Arizona.

While I would prefer something more forthright, I’ll take what I can get. What do you think? Am I totally off base here?

Post by ILO on 10/30/08 at 11:16 pm