White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked yesterday by ABC’s Jake Tapper if President Obama had any reaction to the news that Maine had become the fifth state to allow same-sex marriage.
“No, I think the president’s position on same-sex marriage is – has been talked about and discussed,” Gibbs responded.
“He opposes same-sex marriage?” Tapper asked.
“He supports civil unions,” Gibbs said.
“Does that mean that he’s going to say or do anything against what the citizens of Maine did – did today?” Tapper inquired.
“Not that I’m aware of,” Gibbs said. “I think the president believes this is an issue that’s best addressed by the states.”