President Barak Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have proved once again what warm, caring people they truly are. A lesbian couple, Chelsea Roden and Lisa Hirschpek, decided to invite the First Family to their wedding on the off-chance that he might respond – and respond they did!
The letter reads “Congratulations to you on your wedding day. May this special time be blessed with love, laughter, and happiness. We wish you all the best as you embark on your journey together, and we hope your bond grows stronger with each passing year. Sincerely, Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.”
President Obama has been a strong advocate for same-sex marriage and LGBT tolerance for his entire presidency. He celebrated the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage victory by saying that it has “made our union a little more perfect.” Most recently, his Justice Department has sued the state of North Carolina for their discriminatory anti-LGBT “bathroom bill” (HB 2). A true humanitarian and an icon of tolerance and diversity, Barack and Michelle will be dearly missed when they move out next January. If we want to protect the important social gains that our nation has achieved against relentless opposition from religious extremists, it is vital that they be replaced with a family as caring and open-minded as the Obamas.