''I think the entire population has come tremendous strides forward in dealing with the issue of gays. And I would say the answer is 'yes.' I don't know about the next election, but in the near future. Because step-by-step we have realized that this issue of homosexuality has the same adverse and progressive elements as when we delt with the race issue 50 or 40 years ago."
who served as the President of the United States during the late 1970s. Here, he's answering a question from Big Think: "Is the country ready for a gay President?" (Big Think
In the past, the fair-minded Democrat from Georgia has frustrated some in the LGBT community with his religious views about gay marriage. Carter has said he personally supports civil unions, not marriage.