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"Thank you President Obama"


Folks around the state are thanking President Obama for announcing his support of same-sex marriage.

“I am just so proud that our President had the courage to speak from his heart on this issue. It showed incredible integrity. I am that much more proud to be an American today.”
Allison, Woodland Hills
“I am so happy and proud that my sons are growing up in a time where when they reach the age to make decisions about love, they'll have no restrictions on who they can marry. Thank you for your bravery and support, Mr. President, I have never been more proud to be an American.”
Jules, Burbank
“I am a student teacher. I was at lunch when I saw the video and burst into tears. I am 23 and single, but the President of the United States affirming that I should be treated equally as a gay American is very overwhelming. I am so proud and grateful. Thank you Mr. President.”
John, Rancho Cucumonga
“I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for standing up for same-sex marriage. I am so grateful for all that you do. I am hoping that one day I can marry my partner. I love her very much and you are fighting for our rights. I can’t thank you enough for standing up for us.“
Alicia, Concord
“Thank you for your heartfelt and well-reasoned support for marriage equality for gays and lesbians. Your words about family dinner-table discussions are familiar to many American families, no matter what position they may have. My husband and I are both grateful and proud of you as our President. Your support is a hugely symbolic statement. It is truly historic. And it was so bold, honest, real, admirable, and inspiring. You inspire much respect. Thank you, Mr. President!”
Marc, San Francisco

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