Barack Obama is in favor of gay marriage, becoming the first president in American history to take such a position. The President of the U.S. bishops: Wedding basic institution of society. Enthusiastic responses on the web for opening the White House to gay marriage. Praise from celebrities and the EU. Lady Gaga: Obama ‘is the future’.
EU Commissioner Malmstrom: demonstration of great leadership. ‘ German Minister Westerwelle: ‘It’s okay to marry gay’.
CARD.DOLAN, E ‘AGAINST INSTITUTIONS, WE CAN NOT SILENCE – “Marriage is only the union between a man and a woman. We can not remain silent in front of words or actions that would undermine this institution, the cornerstone of our society” . So, speaking on Vatican Radio, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference and archbishop of New York, after the opening yesterday, U.S. President Obama to marriage between same sex.
A DINNER WITH BARACK-GEORGE, BUILT RECORD 15 MILLION-There ‘who tried to sneak into the house from the roof or from the pool, but most of the guests at dinner at George Clooney’s villa in Malibu’, Los Angeles, have paid a ticket, more ‘or less salty. The evening fundraiser for the reelection of U.S. President Barack Obama, organized by Hollywood star and the CEO of DreamWorks Animation Jeffrey Katzenberg for 150 guests, has reached a record $ 15 million, becoming the single event more ‘ rewarding career of Obama. But not only: it is also one of the fundraising more ‘rich’ history of American politics. At the party to support the campaign of U.S. President, and ‘came the Mecca of Hollywood cinema, from Barbra Streisand to Robert Downey Jr., Tobey Maguire up to. And guests who paid $ 40,000 each to participate, representing only a third collection. Everything else comes from small donors, the same who represented the strength of Obama in 2008, and even today are allowing individuals to stem the huge funds of the Republican Party. The organizational machinery of the President, weeks ago he developed an online lottery through which was enough to pay a minimum sum of $ 3 to compete for the prize of two tickets of invitation to the feast of Clooney.And tens of thousands of Americans have contributed an average of $ 23 per person hoping to attend the event. To win the lottery people were two women, Karen and Beth Topinka Blutcher, who participate together with their husbands. Beth Topinka and ‘science teacher in New Jersey and Karen Blutcher communications coordinator for a company’ utility in Florida. The idea of the lottery has allowed staff to Obama to make bingo, payment of an amount even greater than the sum of all the fundraising collected from the entire film industry during the 2008 election. ” The turnout and ‘was extraordinary, and something really interesting for me and’ that two-thirds of the sum coming from regular people,” said co-organizer Katzenberg. The dinner falls a few hours of” outing ‘of Obama, and that is’ out in favor of gay marriage, for which Hollywood and its deep pockets are fighting for some time. According to the professor from the University of Southern California Steve Ross – author of ‘Hollywood Left and Right: How Movie Stars Shaped American Politics’ – a character loved as Clooney not only has the ability’ to raise funds for Obama, but also to attract the attention of those who traditionally are not interested in politics. And the challenge of capturing the votes of young voters, attracted by the world of film and entertainment, according to Ross will become more and more ‘important in the campaign of the current occupant of the White House.