Now this presidential position is being used by the supporters of Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban currently being appealed in federal court. Supporters of the ban have argued in court that Obama's views prove that you can favor "traditional" marriage without being a bigot.
So what would Obama himself say about Prop 8? Well back in Nov. 2008, Obama straddled the issue — saying although he opposed same-sex marriage on religious grounds, he also opposed Prop. 8 because it was "divisive and discriminatory." Seems like Obama could play for either team in the Prop. 8 debate.