Stern Weighs in on Obama Marriage Stance

Radio host Howard Stern is telling President Obama to walk the walk and not just talk the talk. While so many other celebrities have been praising the president for publicly stating earlier this week that he is personally in favor of same-sex marriage, Stern is criticizing him for not going far enough.

“I wish the president actually had gone further. I wish he said he was going to back some legislation on the national level,” Stern told reporters at a press conference about his new gig as an “America’s Got Talent” judge. However, the shock jock did admit that he did appreciate the president’s “evolving” views on marriage equality. “Okay, this is a good first step,” he said. “It’s a baby step.”

Stern, who has been outspoken about his support for LGBT rights for many years, felt Obama’s remarks were so critical that he used his first appearance on “The View” yesterday to talk about them. “They should have a national sort of referendum on this thing…This is something long overdue,” he said. “I support the president saying this. We do need gay marriage in this country. Everybody should have the right to marry. We all have a right to our happiness. I feel gay people can’t wait any longer. They want the same rights!”

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