President Obama scored a political victory by repealing DADT, calling himself overwhelmed by the enormity of the moment.
Although he recently said his position on gay marriage is “constantly evolving”, Obama has opposed marriage and supported civil unions instead. The President said such civil unions are his baseline. “This is something that we’re going to continue to debate, and I personally am going to continue to wrestle with going forward,” he said.
He said voters wanted this season of progress, promising to stick with that mission and hoping “my Democratic and Republican friends will do the same.”
Then he served notice to his skeptics by noting, “I am persistent.”