Obama on Same-Sex Marriage

American politics may be both its least corrupt and most engaging spectator sport. One recent development is President Obama’s public (personal) support of same-sex marriage. He was quick to clarify that he thinks the regulation of marriage based on gender should take place at the individual state level. In other words, Barack Obama is to marriage as Ron Paul is to abortion: it may be inevitable, but let’s at least give the states a chance to stop it. (Of course the issues are not equivalent ethical dilemmas: marriage is the recognition of people, abortion is the possible misrecognition of people. But to be fair, I would guess Paul’s view on marriage is even more offensive.)