In an op-ed for The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin, lawyer, author and political analyst for CNN, poses the question "How far will Obama go for same-sex marriage?" He the proceeds to opine that the Supreme Court , the Justice Department and the President might be positioning themselves to punt. Is this the "hope and change" we were looking for, or is this piece mere speculation?
"So it’s clear that President Obama believes that states should grant gay people the right to marry. The question, though, is whether he and his Administration believe that gay people have the constitutional right to marry, whether or not state legislators grant it to them. We should know the answer by the end of the month." he states in reference to a friend-of-the-court brief in which we could learn what the Administration thinks about a constitutional right to marry.
He adds "...what’s become ever clearer is that the edifice of discrimination against gay people is falling. Maybe the President does not want to lead—and maybe the Supreme Court doesn’t want to, either—but the destination of the country on gay rights is clearer every day."