Regarding Obama's EVOLUTION - seems more like a REVOLUTION - as in a 'revolving door'
1996, as a candidate for the State Senate in Illinois, Mr. Obama responded to a questionnaire from a gay newspaper. “I favor legalizing same-sex marriages,” Mr. Obama wrote, “and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.”
2004: When Obama ran for the United States Senate, his position had changed. A Chicago Democrat who was co-chairwoman of a committee of gays and lesbians supporting Obama, said he raised practical objections and made his case this way:
“Why spend a lot of time on an issue that is not going to happen? The Defense of Marriage law is on the books, we’re not going to overturn that, let’s talk about how we can build more equality.”
2008: As a presidential candidate, Obama’s anti-gay-marriage position was again clarified when he visited the Saddleback Church in Orange County, Calif. Pastor Rick Warren asked him to define marriage. “I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman,” Mr. Obama said. “For me, as a Christian, it is also a sacred union.”
2012: Obama 'comes out' in favor of gay marriage