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President Obama Says Marriage Equality In Hawaii Makes Our Country Stronger

obama-smilingI want to congratulate the Hawaii State Legislature on passing legislation in support of marriage equality.  With today’s vote, Hawaii joins a growing number of states that recognize that our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters should be treated fairly and equally under the law. Whenever freedom and equality are affirmed, our country becomes stronger. By giving loving gay and lesbian couples the right to marry if they choose, Hawaii exemplifies the values we hold dear as a nation.  I’ve always been proud to have been born in Hawaii, and today’s vote makes me even prouder.  And Michelle and I extend our best wishes to all those in Hawaii whose families will now be now given the security and respect they deserve.”

 

— President Obama in a statement released to the media following his former home state’s legalization of same-sex marriage

By:           EDITORS
On:           Nov 12, 2013
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  • 3 Comments
    • dvlaries
      dvlaries

      The ONLY president that could possibly feel as life affirming after this man, is Hillary.

      Nov 12, 2013 at 10:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harley
      Harley

      I was all about Hillary until Elizabeth Warren’s name was thrown out there. Hmmmm. I think it’s going to be a tough choice in 2016.

      Nov 13, 2013 at 5:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jonjct
      jonjct

      this guy was against gay marriage until it benefited HIM. it was never about gays, it was all about him. he is no friend of gay ppl and shame on my fellow fags for voting for a narcissist idiot social worker from Chicago.

      Nov 14, 2013 at 9:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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