07 August 2008

Obama's Stand on LGBT Families

While we live in a nation that is enriched by a vast array of diverse traditions, cultures and histories, it is our commonality that most defines us. The desire to build a life with a loved one, to provide for a family and to have children who will grow and thrive — these are desires that all people share, regardless of race, sex, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

[...]But we also have to do more to support and strengthen LGBT families. Because equality in relationship, family, and adoption rights is not some abstract principle; it’s about whether millions of LGBT Americans can finally live lives marked by dignity and freedom. That’s why we have to repeal laws like the Defense of Marriage Act. That’s why we have to eliminate discrimination against LGBT families. And that’s why we have to extend equal treatment in our family and adoption laws.

I’ll be a president that stands up for American families – all of them.

Sincerely,
Barack Obama

Read the whole letter here

1 comment:

MLE said...

Have you seen the show "30 Days"? There was an episode where a fundamentalist Christian woman went to stay with a gay couple and their adopted children. The main issue was adoption (they were for LGBT adoption and she was against it).

The woman refused to see the other side at all. It was amazing and heartbreaking...As a country, we have such a long way to go.

I'm so proud to be living in a state that recognizes same sex marriages. It's one small step in the right direction.