President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party are not ready to fully endorse gay marriage, an Huffington Post article concluded.

The story, written by Amanda Terkel and Sam Stein, looks at the campaign launched last month calling on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to include gay marriage in its official platform.

Freedom to Marry's Democrats: Say I Do campaign has received strong endorsements from individual Democrats – including nearly half of all U.S. Democratic senators, Los Angeles Mayor and Democratic Nation Convention Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi – but DNC officials remain uncommitted.

“Interviews with more than a dozen party officials and activists reveal that despite widespread and growing support for marriage equality among Americans, the issue is still viewed as politically sensitive in the top ranks of the Democratic Party,” the Huffington Post wrote.

Paul Yandura of the firm Scott+Yandura suggested the move could put Obama, who supports civil unions for gay couples and has said he's “evolving” on marriage, in an awkward bind.

“Look, I'm not going to claim that they're [the DNC] pressuring them [Democrats] not to be for it, but this 'let's wait' thing is always what happens in politics – let's wait so they can find a way to slow this down and maybe get a good reason not to do it,” Yandura said.

The Young Turks host and MSBNC contributor Cenk Uygur, however, stood by Obama, saying the president wasn't likely to endorse gay nuptials until a solid majority of Americans supported such unions.

“Of course, of course they are” going to be slow in adopting gay marriage, Uygur said on his Thursday program. “Until you got at least two-thirds of the American population behind a certain issue, the Democrats would have nowhere near the courage required to actually go tackle that issue. And that goes double for President Obama.”

Uygur added that by comparison Obama “has done reasonably well on this issue.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)