The Human Rights Campaign has announced that President Barack Obama will headline their annual dinner in Washington.
The Associated Press reports:
President Barack Obama has said his stand on gay marriage is “evolving,” but don’t look for any change when he addresses a leading gay rights group.
His appearance before the Human Right Campaign on Saturday night comes less than two weeks after the military ended its ban on openly gay service members. Obama championed that change.
The president has said that for now, he supports civil unions but not same-sex marriage. His stance is a sore point with some gay supporters who say they’re otherwise pleased with the president’s handling of gay issues.
With the president increasingly focused on his 2012 campaign, some gay advocates believe Obama will wait until after the election to make any significant announcement about gay marriage.
Fred Sainz, vice president of communications at the Human Rights Campaign, said he expects Obama to eventually declare his support for gay marriage.
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