I had a delightful conversation with Stacy Davis of the Connecticut Post on Wednesday in which she asked me for my professional reaction to president Obama’s announcement that he supports gay marriage. Davis and her colleague, Tom Cleary interviewed local residents and other professionals for the piece.
Here’s my two cents:
Irene C. Olszewski, an East Hartford lawyer specializing in gay and lesbian rights, also thought Obama’s timing was right and gave him credit for taking the stance during an election year.
“I think it was very brave of him,” Olszewski said.
She said his endorsement could both help and hurt him at the polls. While his lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and transsexual supporters may be happy, his seriously religious conservative supporters might have a problem with it.
Olszewski said people have their rights to religion until their views trample on the civil rights of others.
Read Residents respond to Obama announcement [Connecticut Post]
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