Let me add that I think that it's good that he's finally doing something "positive," but instead of doing this, he should have made it that homosexual marriage is allowed, because quite honestly, two people who are together (heterosexual couple) do not get visitation rights. Just because a homosexual couple is together does NOT mean that they are wanting to get married at any point. And if they ARE wanting to, they should be allowed to.
It aggravates me how people can go around the subject, give people the rights that they should ALREADY have, when they can do it the easy way and just give them the rights that they deserve.
Yeah, it's good for those individuals who were having problems with it. I agree with that. But at the same time...it just aggravates me how people are "alright" with this, when what we've been fighting for is EQUAL rights, not SEPARATE, DIFFERENT rights. Now, homosexual individuals have DIFFERENT rights from heterosexuals. This ISN'T what they were fighting for, so it ISN'T a victory. And Obama, of all people, a person of multiracial descent, should know EXACTLY what that means.