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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

First Lady Touts Prez' Record on Gay Issues

"...[W]hether it’s passing hate crimes legislation or refusing to defend DOMA; whether it’s ending “don’t ask, don’t tell” or ensuring that or ensuring that people can be at their loved one’s hospital bedside or speaking out for the rights of all Americans to be able to do what Barack and I did and marry the love of our lives as President, my husband has stood strong for the basic values of freedom, justice and equality that make this country great. And he always will..."  First Lady Michelle Obama, remarks to the Human Rights Campaign/Victory Fund Luncheon Honoring LGBT Elected Officials, Charlotte, NC, September 5, 2012

First Lady Supports Same-Sex Marriage

"...If farmers and blacksmiths could win independence from an empire, if immigrants could leave behind everything they knew for a better life on our shores, if women could be dragged to jail for seeking the vote, if a generation could defeat a depression and define greatness for all time, if a young preacher could lift us to the mountaintop with his righteous dream, and if proud Americans can be who they are and boldly stand at the altar with who they love, then surely, surely we can give everyone in this country a fair chance at that great American Dream..."  First Lady Michelle Obama, Democratic National Convention, Charlotte, NC, September 4, 2012