Hooray for Obama's definitive statement on same sex marriage. Soon, no one who is against this will be around to whine about it because they will be dying off. Back in 1998 or so when I was Mayor I extended city employee benefits to same sex couples. Health insurance and such benefits that traditional couples would have had. The bible thumpers said I would roast in hell and be forever damned in the eyes of the public. I can tell you I have never been accosted on the street by anyone for taking that position. I might have been a little ahead of the game but I never thought it was a bad thing to do. After all, who would want anyone to go without health insurance? Oh yeah, just every republican tea party type in this decade.