Ask the President to Support Full Marriage Equality

"The president does oppose same-sex marriage, but he supports equality for gay and lesbian couples" - Obama adviser David Axelrod to MSNBC, 8/5/10

Please add your name to our open letter to the President (below) asking him to come out in support of full marriage equality for LGBT Americans.

Why?  Because it's time.

In the wake of today's historic court decision on Proposition 8, it's time for President Obama to support full marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples.(1)

Today's news comes on the heels of last month's decision by a federal district court in Massachusetts finding DOMA unconstitutional.(2) We are on the march towards full equality, and we need the President with us.

It's time for President Obama to show leadership.

It's time for President Obama to stop defending DOMA in the courts.(3)

And it's time for President Obama to declare his support for full marriage equality.

You simply do not support equality for gay and lesbian couples if you don't support letting them marry.  "Separate but equal" treatment of LGBT Americans, in any form, is unjust, immoral, and simply wrong. Barack Obama knows that.  In fact, he favored legalizing same-sex marriages back in 1996.(4)  But in 2008, the Obama campaign made a calculated political decision that the candidate wouldn't support full marriage equality. In 2012, not supporting marriage equality will be the wrong political decision for Barack Obama.

President Obama must decide whether to be on the right or the wrong side of history. Our freedom is on the march. It's time for our President to join us.

Please add your name to our open letter to the President. Ask President Obama to support full marriage equality.

Dear Mr. President:

We are writing to ask you to come out in support of full marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples.

In 1996, you were in favor of legalizing same–sex marriage. By 2008, your public position had changed.

“Separate but equal” is wrong. It’s time for you to do the right thing, and come out again for full equality for LGBT Americans.

We are on the march towards full equality. Please join us.
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    6026 Wed Nov 03 03:21:49 EDT 2010 Tyler Rogers-McDaniel
    6025 Tue Nov 02 17:44:21 EDT 2010 Anonymous
    6024 Tue Nov 02 17:17:27 EDT 2010 Lexi Suarez Suarez
    6023 Tue Nov 02 12:29:39 EDT 2010 maria vieyra gays don't rally but we vote. Just try it. Nestor Kirchner supported equalitarian marriage inArgentina and his image went up.
    6022 Tue Nov 02 11:06:15 EDT 2010 Eric Morgan Dr Mr. President,
    I understand the politics that surrounds this issue, but what it all boils down to is a simple question: Do you believe all people should be treated equal? If your answer is yes, More....
    6021 Mon Nov 01 21:37:10 EDT 2010 Cristina Ojeda Mr. President,
    I am a US citizen and I legally married my wide in Connecticut. Our marriage is valid but I cannot sponsor her for a green card as she is currently facing deportaion because DOMA is More....
    6020 Mon Nov 01 21:34:33 EDT 2010 Cristina Ojeda Mr. President,
    I am a US citizen and I legally married my wide in Connecticut. Our marriage is valid but I cannot sponsor her for a green card as she is currently facing deportaion because DOMA is More....
    6019 Mon Nov 01 21:34:21 EDT 2010 Cristina Ojeda Mr. President,
    I am a US citizen and I legally married my wide in Connecticut. Our marriage is valid but I cannot sponsor her for a green card as she is currently facing deportaion because DOMA is More....
    6018 Mon Nov 01 21:33:24 EDT 2010 Cristina Ojeda Mr. President,
    I am a US citizen and I legally married my wide in Connecticut. Our marriage is valid but I cannot sponsor her for a green card as she is currently facing deportaion because DOMA is More....
    6017 Mon Nov 01 20:16:11 EDT 2010 andrea meyers
    6016 Mon Nov 01 19:29:22 EDT 2010 David Gooler Fair is fair
    6015 Mon Nov 01 16:42:43 EDT 2010 Keith Lockwood
    6014 Mon Nov 01 14:20:52 EDT 2010 Eric Bass Please do what you know is right.
    6013 Mon Nov 01 03:21:05 EDT 2010 Eric Stern
    6012 Sun Oct 31 21:46:56 EDT 2010 Carolyn Gutman-Dey
    6011 Sun Oct 31 16:06:39 EDT 2010 Richard Hodges
    6010 Sun Oct 31 09:29:57 EDT 2010 Scott Amundsen Mr President, you have described yourself as a "fierce advocate" for the LGBT community, yet some of your recent words and actions have led some of us to question that ferocity. A true advocate would More....
    6009 Sun Oct 31 07:31:29 EDT 2010 Jennifer Harris Obama, you promised the GLBT Community that you would work for change, but now you've turned your back on a significant portion of supporters. Don't you think it's time to clean up our Nation's image and More....
    6008 Sat Oct 30 18:02:13 EDT 2010 Ron Sepielli
    6007 Sat Oct 30 16:56:53 EDT 2010 Eric Johnson
    6006 Sat Oct 30 10:50:46 EDT 2010 Virginia Geoffrion
    6005 Sat Oct 30 10:02:51 EDT 2010 Harry Faddis Civil Rights for African Americans, Civil Rights for GLBTQ Americans, it's the SAME thing.
    6004 Sat Oct 30 09:05:18 EDT 2010 william weeks
    6003 Fri Oct 29 15:12:59 EDT 2010 Lm Novak
    6002 Fri Oct 29 14:44:17 EDT 2010 Rev. Carl Johnson Civil rights for all, not just the protected classes.
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    Source for Axelrod quote at top of page.

    1. "Prop. 8 is unconstitutional," AMERICAblog Gay, August 4, 2010.

    2. "Section 3 of DOMA found unconstitutional," AMERICAblog, July 8, 2010.

    3. "Obama defends DOMA in federal court," AMERICAblog, June 12, 2009.

    4. "Obama changed views on gay marriage," Windy City Times, February 1, 2009. ("Obama's answer to the 1996 Outlines question was very clear: 'I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.' There was no use of 'civil unions,' no compromise whatsoever.")