OBAMA: “No. I think there are a whole host of things that are civil rights, and then there are other things–such as traditional marriage–that, I think, express a community’s concern and regard for a particular institution.”
Q: “So, marriage is not a civil right, as far as you’re concerned.”
OBAMA: “I don’t think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able…”
Q: “Is it a human right?”
OBAMA: “But I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right. I think not being…”
Q: “Do you think marriage is a human right?”
OBAMA: “I think that not being able to, not being discriminated against is a civil right. I think making sure that we don’t engage in the sort of gay-bashing that, I think, has unfortunately dominated this campaign–not just here in Illinois, but across the country–I think, is unfortunate, and I think that that kind of mean-spirited attacks on homosexuals is something that the people of Illinois generally have rejected.”
Wow… quite the “Constitutional Scholar” that Obama is, eh?