President Obama’s evolution on the issue of same-sex marriage is complete. Today, in an interview with ABC News, he became the first sitting United States President to recognize the legalization of gay marriage and ensuring that same-sex couples have the identical rights and benefits as their heterosexual counterparts. This is a watershed moment in American history as it finally could lead to the freedom to marry and full civil equality for all gays and lesbians. While this does not signal the end to the fight for marriage equality (as this is a battle to be had in the States and Congress), it does bring us one critical step closer.
This is the Audacity of Hope. This is Change. This is why I voted for the man.