Barack Obama comments on the passage of Hawaii’s same-sex marriage bill

“Whenever freedom and equality are affirmed, our country becomes stronger. By giving loving gay and lesbian couples the right to marry if they choose, Hawaii exemplifies the values we hold dear as a nation. I’ve always been proud to have been born in Hawaii, and today’s vote makes me even prouder. And Michelle and I extend our best wishes to all those in Hawaii whose families will now be now given the security and respect they deserve.”

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President Barack Obama on the passage of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage bill in the Aloha State. (Metro Weekly)

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