At the LGBT Pride Month reception at the White House on Wednesday, President Barack Obama discussed the recent decision by the New York legislature to allow same-sex marriage, calling the end result a “good thing.”
“What you saw was the people of New York having a debate, talking through these issues,” Obama said. “It was contentious, it was emotional, but ultimately they made a decision to recognize civil marriages. And I think that’s exactly how things should work.”
Once again, Obama has neglected to take an official stance in support of gay marriage. Since his election to office, President Obama has rarely discussed his position on gay marriage, though he has openly advocated for civil unions.
Watch a video of his comments after the jump…