President Obama comes out in support of marriage equality

May 9th, 2012

PRESS RELEASE
Trikone
For immediate release

TRIKONE APPLAUDS PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SUPPORT FOR SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

A day after the passing of Amendment 1 in North Carolina that limited
marriage as a union between a man and a woman, President Obama has
come out in support of same-sex marriage. Earlier in the week, top
White House officials including the Vice President, Joseph R Biden and
Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan voiced their support for same-sex
marriage. Speaking to ABC’s Robin Roberts, the President said “I have
concluded that for me personally, it is important to go ahead and
affirm that same-sex couples should be able to get married”. In early
2011, President Obama had instructed his Attorney General Eric Holder
to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in federal
courts, stating he found the law unconstitutional.

Trikone applauds this historic moment, where for the first time in the
history of the Union, a sitting President has come out in support of
same-sex marriage. We are excited about the implications of this
decision and will continue to follow the updates closely. Trikone
strongly encourages the presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney to
recognize and uphold fundamental civil rights to all citizens and not
cave into partisan pressures.

For Trikone,
Harsha Mallajosyula
Advocacy Director,
Trikone
harsha@trikone.org
408-332-7468

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/10/us/politics/obama-says-same-sex-marriage-should-be-legal.html

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