Obama Marriage Equality Statement



For Immediate Release: May 9, 2012 Contact: Linsey Pecikonis (202) 746-8426 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



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

Burlington, VT

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

evolution.

"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.

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