Monday, August 02, 2004

Updated August 2, 12:00 pm

Watch Barack Obama interviewed by "Public Affairs," show host Jeff Berkowitz on the Issues tonight at 8:30 pm tonight on Cable Ch. 21 [CANTV] Through-out the City of Chicago. Partial transcripts in the below two blogs entries and additional show transcripts to be added to this blog later today.

Barack Obama (States' rights?), civil unions and same sex marriage.
Jeff Berkowitz: Same sex marriage. You favor civil unions but you oppose same sex marriage.

Barack Obama: That is exactly right.

Berkowitz: But you have kind of talked [as if] this could evolve during the next few years as people discuss, consensus [builds]

Obama: That is going to be up to the American people.

Berkowitz: Could you see yourself favoring same sex marriage five years from now?

Obama: That is not what I said. What I said was that this was a classic example of an issue that we are going to have to determine democratically on a state-by-state basis. And, I think some states are going to have one perspective and other states are going to have other perspectives.
State Senator and U. S. Senate candidate Barack Obama, interviewed on “Public Affairs,” recorded on July 18, 2004 and scheduled to air in the City of Chicago tonight, Monday, August 2 at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21.
See, below blog entry and watch for new blog entries, to be posted on this site later today, of additional partial transcripts of our show with Senate Candidate Barack Obama.
Jeff Berkowitz, host and producer of "Public Affairs," and legal recruiter, can be reached at