On May 9, President Obama went on recored during an ABC News interview as supporting gay marriage. The reaction was exactly as one would imagine. Organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign lauded the announcement. Reaction by religious communities were mixed with more conservative elements condemning his announcement and more liberal elements praising it.
In a talk to Australian Buddhists, Ajahn Brahm discusses the issue from his perspective.
Zen Buddhist Priest Jana Drakka read a poem written by Thich Nhat Hahn during a “No on 8” rally which speaks to the issue.