After years of triangulating and waffling, President Obama finally came out in favor of full marriage equality for homosexual couples. The President deserves praise for his stand no matter why he chose to take this position at this pre-election time. There is almost a whiff of “Hope and Change” in the air. On the whole I think that these articles by Scott Tucker and Robert Scheer best describe the President’s motives. President Obama’s first term has been a deep disappointment for progressive voters. His advocacy for something as obvious as equal rights for non-straight couples makes this disappointment slightly less acute.