Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Via Blue Nation Review: Thank you, President Obama. We appreciate your support!

On June 26th, 2003, the Supreme Court struck down sodomy laws in Lawrence v. Texas.

On June 26th, 2013, the Supreme Court gutted the Defense of Marriage Act in United States v. Windsor.

On June 26th, 2015, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the nation in Obergefell v. Hodges.

And now, President Barack Obama says he plans to make June 26th “Equality Day.”

According to OUT.com, President Obama told Marc Maron on his podcast, WTF With Marc Maron, that he feels June 26th should be a holiday:
“These folks are heroes and deserve to be recognized for their courage and sacrifice. I can’t think of anything more deserving of a national holiday than the fight for equality. Our nation was founded on a bedrock principle that we are all created equal.”

He promised action:
“I will be urging congress to honor the LGBT community with a federal holiday, until then I will issue by executive order declaring June 26th, 2016 National Equality Day.”

Thank you, President Obama. We appreciate your support.