CONCORD, N.H. — Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop, says he is grateful and proud that Obama is supporting gay marriage.
Robinson said that the president is aligning himself on the right side of history.
The bishop had giving the invocation at an Obama pre-inaugural event.
He said on Thursday that he was thrilled that Obama mentioned children with gay parents who attend school with his daughters and are not treated equally.
Obama revealed his decision on Thursday after a series of events that made clear the political ground was shifting. He once opposed gay marriage but more recently had said his views were “evolving.”
Gay rights groups cheered Obama’s declaration. Republican challenger Mitt Romney has disagreed with it.