Obama Uses Coded Language to Promote SSM During Maryland Campaign Stop


An odd way of promoting same-sex marriage -- not mentioning it by name:

President Obama never uttered the words gay, same-sex or marriage, but during the loudest crescendo of applause Tuesday in a fundraising swing through Maryland, everyone seemed to know just what he meant.

“We’re moving forward to a country where we treat everybody fairly and everybody equally, with dignity and respect,” Obama told about 600 supporters near the end of a rally in Baltimore. “Here in Maryland … you have a chance to reaffirm that principle in the voting booth in November. It’s the right thing to do.”

... The president’s careful word choices on Maryland’s emotional election-year ballot issues did not bother supporters.

“We are grateful the president highlighted the marriage referendum,” Josh Levin, campaign manager for Marylanders for Marriage Equalitysaid in a statement. “Voters identify with his journey on the issue and are rethinking their own position on same-sex marriage.”

Obama’s 30-minute address repeatedly circled around to the economy. -- The Washington Post