President Obama’s Statement On Marriage Equality Will Make You Smile

The Supreme Court, in a vote of 5-4, legalized same-sex marriage nationally, finally putting an end to marriage discrimination. Of course, all the “liberal” Justices voted in favor along with one “conservative” Justice, Anthony Kennedy, being the crucial swing-vote.

As GOP presidential candidates react in the most dramatic way possible, the Democratic candidates are rightfully celebrating this historic decision.

And President Obama delivered a very moving, heartfelt statement of praise. Being someone that evolved on gay marriage, he certainly knew the right words to sum up the occasion:

“This decision affirms what millions of Americans already believe in their hearts–when all Americans are treated as equal we are all more free.”

Saying the ruling was a victory for America, the President continued:

“Our nation was founded on a bedrock principle, that we are all created equal; the project of each generation is to bridge the meaning of those founding words with the reality of changing times…Progress on this journey often comes in small increments; sometimes two steps forward, one step back, propelled by the persistent effort of dedicated citizens. And then sometimes there are days like this, when that slow, steady effort is rewarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt.”

A thunderbolt indeed. And what’s even better is, according to some accounts, President Obama add-libbed most of his speech, speaking from his heart. While many Republicans are crying discrimination and “tyrannical court,” our president, our commander-in-chief, stands in solidarity with millions of LBGT Americans, the rule of law, and the foundations of our democracy that all people are created equal.

That’s a president I am proud of. This is a president who cares about his citizens, no matter who they are.

President Obama’s Twitter account was decked out in the hashtag #LoveWins and quotes from his statement. Meanwhile, check out the tweets from Huckabee and Jindal. That right there shows that, no, both parties are not “the same.”

President Obama evolved on the issue of same-sex marriage, and so did America. Millions more Americans are celebrating today than they would have just a few years ago. Let that sink in.

Love prevailed today, and our president was right there with us to celebrate.