President Obama’s announcement today that he supports marriage equality is not only a great victory for marriage equality nationwide, but it is also directly linked to achieving fairness in adoption rights by same-sex couples. We are thankful that our President evolved and stood up for what’s right! Thank you, Mr. President! — Friends in Adoption
To help you say THANK YOU to our President, we are happy to share this letter from Joe Solmonese, President of the Human Rights Campaign (hrc.org):
Just moments ago, President Obama made history by boldly stating that gay and lesbian Americans deserve full marriage equality.
In saying so, he reinforced what most Americans believe – LGBT people should be fully and equally part of the fabric of our society. Our families deserve nothing less than the equal respect and recognition that comes through marriage.
President Obama’s time in office has shown that our nation can move beyond its shameful history of discrimination and injustice.
Thanks to President Obama’s leadership, millions of young Americans have seen that their futures will not be limited by what makes them different.
And now, in supporting marriage equality, he’s extended a message of hope to a generation of young LGBT Americans, helping them understand that they too can be who they are and flourish as part of the American community.
His words also remind gay and lesbian families everywhere that they are not alone or unheard as they struggle – like their neighbors – to afford healthcare and college for their kids, pay their taxes, and plan for retirement.
The burden of discrimination will one day be no more, in part thanks to the President’s leadership at this very moment.
President Obama has been a crucial ally to our cause. But it’s ordinary people like you, standing up for what’s right, who will continue to drive our movement forward. I thank you for your commitment, and I hope you’ll continue to work for the day when all are equal.
President, Human Rights Campaign