Our president once again did the right thing and stood up for the gay community and marriage equality by saying he supports gay marriage.
This is a symbolic gesture that no other sitting president has done before. Some say that Vice President Joe Biden made President Obama show his hand, but I think that the White House has been wanting to roll this out for sometime, and last week they shocked the world.
I want to thank President Obama because this has a deep meaning to me as I have many friends who some day hope to be married, and now maybe they will have a chance.
I know that President Obama will leave the actual act of who will be allowed to marry up to the individual states, but this is "one small step for man, and one giant leap for mankind." Just like when he got rid of "don't ask don't tell," President Obama is telling us that it's time to open our minds to something new and that it's really not our business to say who can and can't get married.
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Ryan Block, Richland