Washington, D.C. —
The White House insists that President and Michelle Obama's official position on gay marriage hasn't changed, in spite of a section of Mrs. Obama's speech on Monday night that had some wondering.
The First Lady was talking about Supreme Court nominees at fundraiser in New York City.
"For the first time in history, our daughters and our sons watched three women take their seat on our nation's highest court," she said. "And let us not forget what their decisions — the impact those decisions will have on our lives for decades to come -– on our privacy and security, on whether we can speak freely, worship openly, and, yes, love whomever we choose. But that's what's at stake. That's the choice that we face."
Some LGBT activists thought that the "love whomever we choose" section of the speech meant that the Obamas are moving towards openly supporting a nationwide, court-sanctioned gay marriage law.
No dice, the First Lady's office told Politico.
"That line in the First Lady's remarks has been in her campaign speeches since last summer and refers to the importance of the Supreme Court for deciding many issues," spokesperson Kristina Schake said. "The President and First Lady firmly believe that gay and lesbian Americans and their families deserve legal protections and the ability to thrive just like any other family."