Desperate times call for desperate measures. In what seems to be Obama’s mad rush to collect the votes on Tuesday Obama officially endorses same sex marriages. Till date he has maintained a politically neutral front on this much challenged debated and sensitive issue. Though in the US six states have legalised same sex marriages it has not been officially legalised by the nation itself. Though Obama has formally endorse same sex marriages only on Tuesday, he had more than a year ago he had stated that the Department of Justice would no longer endorse the Defense of Marriage Act. The DOMA has defined marriage as a legal union between a man and a woman where spouse can only be of opposite sex.
Now advisors say that Obama had intended to define his stand on same sex marriages after he got the democratic ticket. However many believed that Obama would not make a definitive stand on the hotly contended issue. They thought that he would rely on the strong support from gay voters for having ended a ban on openly gay people in the military and disavowing a federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Such a caution was understandable because of the controversy he would have to deal with for a definitive stand on this hotly debated issue.