Obama’s endorsement of same sex marriage is music to my ears


Photo credit: Huffingtonpost.com (accessed 5/9/12)

It gave me chills to hear President Obama say that he personally affirms the idea that same sex couples should be able to get married. To have someone in such an influential political position recognize the importance of LGBT equal rights gives credence to the idea. President Obama has been the strongest presidential ally to the LGBT community. During his current term, the President struck down Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and instructed the Department of Justice to stop enforcing the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act. Within the last few years, there has been such a strong shift in public opinion toward acceptance of the LGBT community. To have the President of the United States acknowledge that civil unions are not the same as marriage is truly historic. President Obama’s genuine realization that members of the LGBT community deserve legitimacy, dignity, and recognition is refreshing. I could not have envisioned such rapid progress in the perception of LGBT rights. It makes me hopeful. 


This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s