Yesterday morning, I read about Amendment 1 passing in North Carolina…banning same-sex marriage and dissolving existing civil unions and other types of legally recognized domestic partnerships. I found the whole thing really sad.
Even sadder is that North Carolina was the 30th state to pass a ban on same-sex marriage.
I don’t understand it and it makes me sad and angry and frustrated.
But then something else happened yesterday. President Obama went on television and said “I believe that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.”
Wow. That’s amazing.
He only made a statement…he’s not enacting legislation. I understand that they are just words. I understand that just saying it won’t make it a reality. But for the President of the United States to come out publicly in support of same-sex marriage is a big deal.
Well done Mr. President. This is the first time in a long time that I’ve been proud of you. I just hope they aren’t empty words…because everyone does deserve to be treated fairly and equally.