President Barack Obama reminded us today of the promise he made regarding same-sex marriage law in 2012:
“Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law ?- for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.” – President Obama, Second Inaugural Address, January 21, 2013
In a press conference after the Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land, President Obama gave an?epic speech in which he declared “victory for all Americans.”
“Our nation was founded on a bedrock principle: that we were all created equal. The project of each generation is to bridge the meaning of those founding words with the realities of changing times, a never-ending quest to ensure those words remain true for every single American. Progress on this journey often comes in small increments, sometimes two steps forward, one step back, propelled by the persistent effort of dedicated citizens.?Then, sometimes, there are days like this, when that slow, steady effort is rewarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt.
This morning the Supreme Court recognized that the Constitution guarantees marriage equality. In doing so, they’ve reaffirmed that all Americans are entitled to equal protection under the law, that all people should be treated equally, regardless of who they are or who they love.”
Congratulations, America! We are today one step closer to truly being “the land of the free!”
See the full speech below: