AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka acknowledges that President Obama’s public support of gay marriage could reduce his support among union members.
Here’s the actual quote from The Daily Caller:
“It could turn off some labor people. It could turn off some business people. It could turn off a group of people. And I hope that we get past the point where the policies that we adopt in this country, all we care about is what it does to the polls and not what’s good for the country. Look, I support that position. We support it as the labor movement because of discrimination.”
Trumka has made it clear that he agrees with Obama’s positioning on the matter.