• "Thank you for changing the world today"

    Folks around the country responded yesterday to President Obama's announcement that he supports same-sex marriage:

    "Thank you, President Obama for coming out in support of same-sex marriage in America. My partner and I have been together for almost two years and I cannot imagine life without him. Thank you for giving us hope that we can one day be married."
    —Benjamin, California
    "Thank you for changing the world today, Mr. Obama. As a North Carolinian disheartened by the passage of Amendment 1, this is indeed a welcome sign of things to come for gay rights across the country."
    —Richard, North Carolina
    "Thank you, Mr. President, for standing up today for my rights as a gay American. I am incredibly grateful for your leadership on LGBT issues and proud that you are our President!"
    —Jeremy, Ohio
    "Barack Obama has just made history again by supporting equality for all, not just women, not just men. He is making a mark in a way that will show real change to make sure everyone has a life that is equal to their neighbors. That's worth supporting."
    —Jessica, Minnesota
    "As a person raised by a lesbian mother and her partner, I applaud President Obama for stating his support of gay marriage. The fact that under current laws my mother and her partner of over 30 years do not have the same rights as a straight couple that has been married a week is unfair and unconscionable. I hope that the campaign will continue to show support for loving, nurturing families like mine."
    —Edward, Washington
    "Thank you for giving me someone to believe in. Thank you for making history today, for being so brave. I am so proud to be able to tell my future children that you were my President."
    —Anne, Illinois

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