In saying so, he reinforced what most Americans believe – LGBT people should be fully and equally part of the fabric of our society. Our families deserve nothing less than the equal respect and recognition that comes through marriage.
President Obama’s time in office has shown that our nation can move beyond its shameful history of discrimination and injustice.
I hope you’ll join me in sending President Obama a heartfelt thank-you note right now.
Thanks to President Obama’s leadership, millions of young Americans have seen that their futures will not be limited by what makes them different.
And now, in supporting marriage equality, he’s extended a message of hope to a generation of young LGBT Americans, helping them understand that they too can be who they are and flourish as part of the American community.
His words also remind gay and lesbian families everywhere that they are not alone or unheard as they struggle – like their neighbors – to afford healthcare and college for their kids, pay their taxes, and plan for retirement.
The burden of discrimination will one day be no more, in part thanks to the President’s leadership at this very moment.
Send a thank-you note to President Obama now.
President Obama has been a crucial ally to our cause. But it’s ordinary people like you, standing up for what’s right, who will continue to drive our movement forward. I thank you for your commitment, and I hope you’ll continue to work for the day when all are equal.
Gratefully, Joe Solmonese President