Today President Obama made history by announcing that he fully supports marriage equality for same-sex couples. This announcement makes him the first President in history to openly support marriage equality. This also comes a day after North Carolina passes an amendment to ban same-sex marriage in their state.
I have to tell you, last night when I heard North Carolina passed the bill to ban same-sex marriage I felt so defeated. I don’t know what I was expecting. Wait I do know what I was expecting. I was expecting them to be fair and kind citizens and vote for equality. I mean is that so much to ask for? I read in CNN that the supporters of the bill were going to celebrate their victory by serving wedding cake. WEDDING CAKE! What is wrong with these people? Where do they come from…well, North Carolina apparently.
It just makes me sick. I was upset about the defeat in North Carolina all night. I thought about all of the places in the world I wanted to move to, simply to get out of this country. I was listing off all of the countries that allow same-sex marriage and thinking about which would be the best new home for me. As I was sharing my disappointment with anyone that would listen, I was quickly reminded that 42% of the people in North Carolina voted against the amendment and that we are making progress.
Then today President Obama came out to support gay marriage and I felt hopeful. I felt like we are making a difference and that marriage equality is closer than we think. I hope this announcement energizes and motivates our supporters to get out and volunteer, donate, and speak up for marriage equality. Use your voice and join our President in coming out for marriage equality. And please join me and saying a big Thank You to our President.
Thank you Mr. President. I knew you would come around!