Howard Stern On Obama’s “Baby Step” Toward Marriage Equality

This post first appeared as “Stern Weighs in on Obama Marriage Stance” on The Shmooze blog at the Forward.

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.”

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© 2012 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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