President Barack Obama suggested on
Wednesday that gay marriage is on his second term agenda.
The president has previously said he's
“wrestling” and “evolving” on the issue.
But at a fundraiser in San Francisco he
came close to endorsing marriage equality, the Los Angeles Times
When Obama told the crowd that it would
take more than one term “for us to finish everything we need to
do,” someone shouted out “gay marriage!”
“Our work is not finished,” Obama
responded, which led the Times to ask: “So, is Obama saying
gay marriage is part of that 'unfinished business'?”
In December, the president reiterated
that he's not ready to back gay marriage.
“Like a lot of people, I'm wrestling
with this,” Obama told gay glossy The Advocate. “My
attitudes are evolving on this. I have always firmly believed in
having a robust civil union that provides the rights and benefits
under the law that marriage does. I've wrestled with the fact that
marriage traditionally has had a different connotation. But I also
have a lot of very close friends who are married gay or lesbian