Obama Marriage Equality Statement
Democracy for America and Governor Dean Applaud President Obamas Endorsement of Marriage Equality
With a single statement, President Obama moves the country and the Democratic Party forward
Today on the heels of President Obamas announcement of his support
for Marriage Equality for all Americans, Democracy for America
(DFA) released the following statement praising the Presidents
"President Obama's public support for marriage equality is an
historic affirmation of the fundamental American value of equal rights
for all, said Governor Howard Dean, Founder of DFA.
"Having signed the nation's first law allowing Civil Unions as Governor
of Vermont, I'm also proud to see our president affirm the belief that I
and so many other Americans hold: loving and committed couples should
have the same benefits that are extended through marriage. Marriage
equality is a right and a benefit to all families.
Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America, echoed Governor Deans support of the President: Jim Dean:
30 years from now well look back on this moment as monumental. With a
simple statement from our President, I think same sex couples should
be able to get married, he broke political barriers and essentially
said discrimination against loving and committed same sex couples is
wrong. As chair of an organization who has helped support marriage
equality initiatives across the country, I applaud his support and look
to the Democratic Party to fully support marriage equality and to end
discrimination against our LGBT community.