Barack Loves NH Civil Unions

Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama released a statement celebrating New Hampshire’s civil unions:

Today, New Hampshire has started a New Year by taking an important step forward that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of so many gay and lesbian couples.

As President, I’ll work for the day when all gay and lesbian couples in America can enjoy the same legal rights and privileges as straight couples. It’s time to stop using these issues to divide us; it’s time to embrace a future of tolerance, equality, and hope.

We’re sure Obama’s support will give him a boost during New Hampshire’s primary next week.