WH: Changing Views On Same Sex Marriage 'Testament To Character Of This Country' Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest: "I haven't talked to the President about any of the specific announcements that have been made by other Senators in recent days on this issue, but I do think it is a testament to something I referred to a couple of weeks ago when I was asked about this. We're seeing a pretty significant change in this country, where an issue related to equality and fairness is getting more prominence. I think it is a testament to the character of this country that where we are moving in a direction that we will better fulfill, you know, some of the founding principles of the country in terms of treating everybody fairly and equally. And what's notable about this circumstance is that it's happening really fast. We're seeing history change right before our eyes. That's a notable event."