Good editorial, but rather egregious of them to miss the most important point – that Obama was for marriage equality in 1996. It’s rather relevant in determining whether his opposition to marriage is political or principled.

We can’t peer into President Obama’s soul, but his statement last week that he is “struggling” with whether to endorse same-sex marriage is open to an unedifying interpretation. Given the president’s support of gay rights in other contexts, his opposition to marriage equality raises the question of whether the struggle Obama referred to is between politics and principle. If so, we hope principle will prevail.