Washington (CNN) –There may be some wiggle room in President Obama's unwavering opposition to same-sex marriage. Speaking to a group of liberal bloggers Wednesday the President said that "attitudes evolve, including mine."
It appeared to be a departure from his stance of supporting civil unions only but not same-sex marriage.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said this evolution in the President's thinking is a result of discussions he's had with "colleagues and co-workers and hears them talking about being treated differently.
And the President internalizes that." Gibbs could not say if this process would eventually lead the President to embrace same-sex marriage as law, but he reiterated that conversations on this issue have enlightened Mr. Obama.
"They're good parents, they're good people, and that's something that he thinks about." This comes as the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy is tangled in the legal system.
The Justice Department has appealed a court ruling that would allow openly gay people to serve in the military. Even though President Obama says the policy is discriminatory, he wants the case to be decided by Congress not the courts.