A good thing…

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.