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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    6001 Fri Oct 29 13:33:48 EDT 2010 Kimberly Whaley
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    5995 Fri Oct 29 13:03:41 EDT 2010 Maurice Griffin Taxation without equal marriage rights is tyranny.
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    5993 Fri Oct 29 12:57:38 EDT 2010 Rick Griswold Let me and my partner get married! We love each other just as much as you love Michelle. Our love is no different and no less important. We deserve as much respect and dignity as anyone else. Why do you More....
    5992 Fri Oct 29 11:29:01 EDT 2010 Anonymous Obama your an idiot this gays in the miltary shat you need to smarten up one term president p.s. please dont send the feds after me I just wanted to state my opinion
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    5990 Fri Oct 29 08:59:07 EDT 2010 jamie segura We are EQUAL! Give us EQUAL rights!
    5989 Fri Oct 29 06:02:49 EDT 2010 Jamie Gibbons Promises through political speeches work well to create positive images and get votes. However broken promises speak louder and also translate into votes...anti-votes.
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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.")