IN QUOTES

Michelle Obama Wants Gays And Lesbians To Be Able To Marry The Loves Of Their Lives

Today, I want to thank all of you, truly, for playing a critical role in making that vision a reality.  We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the hard work of the people in this room and around the country.  I want to thank you for doing everything that you do every single day to lift up our communities and move this country forward, and ensure that all Americans are treated fairly no matter who they are or who they love.

Whether it’s passing hate crimes legislation or refusing to defend DOMA; whether it’s ending “don’t ask, don’t tell” or ensuring that people can be at their loved one’s hospital bedside or speaking out for the rights of all Americans to be able to do what Barack and I did and marry the love of our lives, as President, my husband has stood strong for the basic values of freedom, justice and equality that make this country great.  And he always will.

First Lady Michelle Obama addressing the HRC luncheon at the Marriott City Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Photo: Charles McCain

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4 Comments

  • jeff4justice

    Between the kill list, drone attacks, NDAA, attacks on medical marijuana users, attacks on protestors rights, and putting Monsanto in charge of the FDA you’re doing God’s work.

    You go girl.

    And take your 2party system scum husband with you. No Obamney for me thanks.

    Alternative party 2012: Jill Stein, Rocky Anderson, Gary Johnson and even Roseanne Barr before Obama/Romney any day.

  • northwest

    FLOTUS gave a fantastic speech, love them both. Obama 2012!

  • Cam

    @jeff4justice:

    This is a gay blog, and the one thing I noticed is that your post suspiciously left off the fact that the Dem platform has gay rights embedded in it and Michelle Obama specifically mentioned gays in her speech.

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