Southern Solano Republican Assembly president Norman Reece, meanwhile, said his group is "totally opposed" to redefining marriage as anything other than between a man and a woman.
, a Vallejo resident and one-time congressional candidate, questioned the political wisdom of Obama's decision.
"I don't think it is going to help him one bit," said Reece, who served as a delegate for Sen.
"I don't see how it is going to be advantageous (for Obama)," Reece
said, adding that he favors ways of offering equal rights to same-sex couples that don't change the traditional meaning of marriage.