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President Obama Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Bright Bird PhotographyI’ll be writing more about this soon but wanted to post our very public “Thank You” to President Obama for his support of same-sex couples and marriage equality.

It’s the best Mother’s Day present my mother (who founded our company) and I could receive!

If you haven’t heard his remarks you can watch them here.

ABC’s Rick Klein reports:

“In an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, the president described his thought process as an “evolution” that led him to this place, based on conversations with his own staff members, openly gay and lesbian service members, and conversations with his wife and own daughters.

“‘I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there

fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married,’ Obama told Roberts, in an interview to appear on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Thursday.”

Read the rest of the report here.

 

Photo credit: Bright Bird Photography

Wedding innovator Kathryn Hamm (@madebykathryn) is co-author of The New Art of Capturing Love: The Essential Guide to Lesbian & Gay Wedding Photography (Amphoto Books, 2014), an Education Expert for WeddingWire and Publisher of GayWeddings.com