Obama on gay marriage: Another chance for greens to be disappointed?
This classic bit of Politico appeared in that publication’s Morning Energy email today:
GAY MARRIAGE GOOD NEWS FOR GREENS? President Barack Obama’s announcement yesterday that he supports same-sex marriage fired up many in his progressive base — including greens. While environmental activists are viewing the move as a generally positive one for liberal issues, it may not signal any direct changes on critical issues where the administration hasn’t met their expectations, like an ozone rule or international climate efforts. Some reactions:
— Environmentalist Bill McKibben’s website, 350.org: “What does marriage equality have to do with climate change? We believe that a society that believes in treating all people equally — no matter their race, class, gender, religion or sexual identity — is a society that’s more likely to extend that same respect and care to future generations and the planet.” http://bit.ly/Kbm0ln
— Dan Weiss, Center for American Progress: “I do not believe that this announcement signals any changes on any other unrelated issues.”
I like to imagine Dan rolling his eyes as he said it.