Wednesday, May 9, 2018

6 Years Ago Today...


Six years ago today, Barack Obama became the first sitting president to announce support for same-sex marriage.

In an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, the president described his thought process as an “evolution” that led him to this place.

"I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors.

"When I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together...

"When I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage...

"At a certain point I’ve just concluded that, for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married."

His endorsement came less than a week after Vice President Joe Biden embraced the issue during an appearance on Meet The Press.

And I feel that made a world of difference.

Please note - the sky has not fallen. Just saying...

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