Kirsten Gillibrand, Barney Frank: President Obama may endorse marriage equality before the 2012 election

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How nice to treat you to some great news, via The Wonk Room. From an interview with the Advocate’s Andrew Harmon:

HARMON: So I’d have to pose the same question for President Obama. Do you think it’s possible that he could come out in support of marriage equality

GILLIBRAND: Yes.

HARMON:…before the 2012 election?

GILLIBRAND: Definitely... [He] shows a shift in his willingness to use the power of the White House — the power of the administration — to change public perception and to change policy.

So I think we could get a very strong public statement out of him.

And this:

...Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) seemed to agree, telling a small group of activists, “This is just my intuition, but I think the President will be supportive of marriage in the states that offer it before the 2012 election.”

I can't jump up and down quite yet, or maybe I will on just one foot, but this is still promising stuff. I just hope it isn't wishful thinking.

H/t: Greg Ostravich

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