Yes, it took 3-1/2 years of his Presidency to say it.
Yes, he said made his proclamation the day after yet another state outlawed gay marriage.
Yes, it’s true that there may not be any major changes in our laws or national constitution because of his announcement.
Baby steps, friends.
But this isn’t just a baby step; this is a message to every gay, lesbian, trans, questioning person that the President is on our side.
Though then-prospective candidate Barack Obama said back in the 90s that he did believe in marriage equality, it’s taken until today for him to solidify his belief that “gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally.”
Unfortunately, too many people in this country believe that civil rights are up for a vote. They shouldn’t be. Every single person should be given the same rights as every other person by Constitutional law.
Until then, we’re taking baby steps and huge Presidential steps to where people are equal, no matter our beliefs or lifestyle or skin color.
I feel like making out with a girl to celebrate this day, and it would look something like this: