"I signed a bill saying that every hospital must treat gay and lesbian partners the same as heterosexual partners, because NO ONE should have to produce a legal contract to be able to hold the hand of the one they love"
- President Obama - Human Rights Campaign Dinner (10/1/11)
"It happens when a father realizes he doesn’t just love his daughter, but also her wife. It happens when a soldier tells his unit that he’s gay, and they tell him they knew it all along and they didn’t care, because he was the toughest guy in the unit. It happens when a video sparks a movement to let every single young person know they’re not alone, and things will get better. It happens when people look past their ultimately minor differences to see themselves in the hopes and struggles of their fellow human beings. That’s where change is happening."
- President Barack Obama (via cloudsofecstasy)