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Hi I'm Bill O'Reilly thanks for watching us tonight the politics of gay marriage that is a subject of this evening's talking points memo.
With President Obama not telling the nation he supports the rights of homosexuals to marry the issue now becomes significant.
To in his bid to be reelected.
While the economy will drive the -- social issues like gay marriage are important many Americans.
My take is this a -- our conscience there are good people who support gay marriage in good people who oppose.
Also there are planning a bad people.
Who exploit the issue -- accusations of bigotry in such.
I like abortion nobody gets hurt when gays marry but it does have deep implications for what kind of society we want to be.
Therefore individual states should decide the question on that I agree with President Obama.
So far seven states have made gay marriage legal but 38 states have passed legislation opposing gay nuptials so for President Obama.
This is not a winning hand he can pretty much say -- to North Carolina which overwhelmingly voted against gay marriage just this week.
The president may also lose currency in states like Virginia Nevada Florida Ohio all of which come down in the traditional marriage category.
Obama seems to understand the political danger.
Be hard to argue that somehow.
This is something that I've been doing for political advantage because frankly you know.
You know the politics it's not clear how they cut.
The media of course -- very happy about the president's change of heart attack largely because of the press.
The -- about a possible to have an honest debate about gay marriage if you oppose it you're a big hit a whole -- you -- a terrible person.
Most of the media will not even consider the traditional point of view on marriage is a great example.
Writing in the New York Times yesterday Brian sculptors -- quote.
And one of his guests com playing last fall.
When Chaz Bono became the first openly transgendered.
Contestant on ABC's Dancing With The Stars on what.
Plus on trip once again mr.
stealth their rights of falsehood in order to demonize me and Fox News.
An interview with doctor -- -- -- who oppose mr.
-- appearance on the ABC program I said this.
If Chaz Bono is happy with what he's done.
All right if he'd use that happier guy I don't know him at all so I don't know whether users.
A -- cities.
What's wrong here in American.
You could choose now in medical science do a lot of things you have the right to do it legally so what's wrong -- -- doing it.
My take is being consistent Americans have a constitutional right to pursue happiness as Chaz Bono was apparently doing.
But this country is not compelled.
To change societal norms unless there's a grave danger of something being done that's harmful.
Because of my position liberal guys like still there in the New York Times when -- hurt me.
And that sends a chilling message to people who do support traditional marriage Rick Santorum for one got hammered every time you address gender issues.
Again gay marriage is a matter of conscience and it's a responsibility of the states to regulate marriage as they see fit.
Finally apologize to gay marriage will most likely hurt.
Prison Obama's reelection chances but it's doubtful.
That will be reported by the national parks.
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