Update: it’s unreal that this is a real screengrab, also from yesterday:
Update: Politico’s fave Tweets from Yesterday. One of ’em:
I’ve been waiting for this moment for my entire lifetime. It feels better and better to be an American, lately:
The President of the United States of America just came out and declared personal support for Equality.
Gay Equality is our generation’s Civil Rights movement. A movement elephant has featured and covered since well before Prop 8. This here represents yet another inspiring milestone in the arc of human history, bending toward justice and love.
So many people are watching the video, it’s not loading on ABC News. And that’s a big site:
Obama Affirms Support for Same-Sex Marriage
“I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.”
“It’s interesting, some of this is also generational. You know when I go to college campuses, sometimes I talk to college Republicans who think that I have terrible policies on the economy, on foreign policy, but are very clear that when it comes to same sex equality or, you know, believe in equality. They are much more comfortable with it. You know, Malia and Sasha, they have friends whose parents are same-sex couples. There have been times where Michelle and I have been sitting around the dinner table and we’re talking about their friends and their parents and Malia and Sasha, it wouldn’t dawn on them that somehow their friends’ parents would be treated differently. It doesn’t make sense to them and frankly, that’s the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective.”