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Obama Acknowledges Gay Moms in Mother's Day Proclamation

The White House just issued the following to mark Mother's Day this weekend. See paragraph five:



Generations of mothers have labored tirelessly and selflessly to support and guide their children and families. Their loving, devoted efforts have broadened horizons for their children and opened doors of opportunity for our Nation's daughters and granddaughters. On Mother's Day, we pay tribute to these women who have given so much of themselves to lift up our children and shape America's character.

Julia Ward Howe, who wrote the words for the song The Battle Hymn of the Republic, led early efforts to establish a day honoring the influence of mothers on our lives and communities. In the ensuing decades, many Americans rallied to support this cause, including Anna Jarvis. After the loss of her own mother, Anna helped spur the nationwide institution of Mother's Day we celebrate each year.

From our first moments in this world and throughout our lives, our mothers protect us from harm, nurture our spirits, and encourage us to reach for our highest aspirations. Through their unwavering commitment, they have driven and inspired countless acts of leadership, compassion, and service across our country. Many mothers have struggled to raise children while pursuing their careers, or as single parents working to provide for their families. They have carried the torch of trailblazers past, leading by powerful example and overcoming obstacles so their sons and daughters could reach their fullest potential.

Whether adoptive, biological, or foster, mothers share an unbreakable bond with their children, and Americans of all ages and backgrounds owe them an immeasurable debt.

Nurturing families come in many forms, and children may be raised by two parents, a single mother, two mothers, a step-mom, a grandmother, or a guardian. Mother's Day gives us an opportunity to celebrate these extraordinary caretakers, mentors, and providers who have made us who we are. As we honor today's mothers, we also reflect upon the memory of those who have passed, and we renew our commitment to living the values they cultivated in us.

The Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 8, 1914 (38 Stat. 770), has designated the second Sunday in May each year as "Mother's Day" and requested the President to call for its appropriate observance.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 9, 2010, as Mother's Day. Let us express our deepest love and thanks to our mothers and remember those who, though no longer with us, inspire us still.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.


Let's hope that soon those "two mothers" will be seen equally in the eyes of the law.

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  1. OOH A CRUMB! A CRUMB! quick, jump on it before the dog eats it.

    Of course, if pressed, Obama will probably clarify that he meant two moms in a "Kate & Allie" heterosexual kind of way.

    Posted by: dizzy spins | May 7, 2010 7:18:39 PM

  2. Well, that's ENOUGH FOR ME!

    Fuck repealing DADT and DOMA; forget those homohating lawsuits defending them; forget the Fagroes that were kicked out of the military today; forget conspiring with Pentagon bigots to keep DADT on the books for years; forget passing ENDA and UAFA! Our Lord & Savior Obama Christ has again proven that Massa just luvin us is all we need.

    Posted by: Michael @ | May 7, 2010 7:44:15 PM

  3. Thank you, Michael, for that racist perspective.

    Posted by: 24play | May 7, 2010 7:54:34 PM

  4. God you're a stupid douche wonder we don't have a seat at the table.

    Posted by: Marty | May 7, 2010 8:08:48 PM

  5. I like to think of everything the way you learn in math. You dont learn trig in 1st grade, you learn small things along the way so you can become co.fortable, and eventually use it. Throw everything at a child and they'll reject your math concepts.
    People don't accept something they're unfamiliar with when thrown at them, especially out of they're comfort zone. When the big O. introduces concepts that are nonsexual or threatening into what society currently deems normal, he's introducing it to the public

    Posted by: arthur v | May 7, 2010 8:14:20 PM

  6. Yes, Arthur. He's introducing the utterly foreign concept of gay people to a previously undiscovered island tribe in the south pacific.


    The asshole is STILL DEFENDING the hideous DOMA and DADT in court, the things keeping you from being a full citizen.. at the same time as mouthing these platitudes that have, apparently, just bowled you right the fuck over.

    The fierce urgency of "not too much, slow down, shhh not so loud, start small, it's only been X number of years.."


    Oh and Marty: We don't have a seat at the table because Obama and his cronies are fucking bigots. You know who got our spot at the table? McLurkin and Rev White. That oughta tell you pretty much everything.

    Posted by: Gridlock | May 7, 2010 8:19:15 PM


    If the POTUS gave you rainbows and unicorn farts you would still be waiting to jump him like a bunch of teabaggers.


    Posted by: Derek Washington | May 7, 2010 8:21:38 PM

  8. Hey asshole: You might be satisfied with hot air from a bigot who is defending your status as a second class citizen but the rest of us aren't.

    Fucking Obamabot cheerleading moron.

    Posted by: Gridlock | May 7, 2010 8:25:04 PM

  9. Will his Fathers Day speech include "My Two Dads"?

    Posted by: wyetka | May 7, 2010 8:25:21 PM

  10. Oh, Playgirl, I KNOW you've just been itching to throw the "racist" card again at anyone who dares criticize your Fantasy Husband, but, sorry, it's called a "metaphor." No problem. I understand there was only so much you could take with you when you shoved your head up his ass three years ago, and a book on grammar wasn't one of them. Nor any on Ethics or another you REALLY need: "How to Avoid Being a Porch Fagroe."

    And allegedy Derek: check your mail. I got my rainbows and unicorn farts yesterday.

    Posted by: Michael @ | May 7, 2010 8:37:37 PM

  11. Anger really is a hobby for some of you guys, eh? It's a routine and innocuous Mother's Day proclamation, for Chrissakes.

    Posted by: Tranquilo, Amigas... | May 7, 2010 8:49:22 PM

  12. Heh, so true Derek.

    Posted by: Aaron Rowland | May 7, 2010 9:00:29 PM

  13. Funny how anger tends to crop up when you don't have rights.

    Doubly so when the asshole keeping you from them in court uses you in a speech to placate the easily satisfied.

    Posted by: Gridlock | May 7, 2010 9:01:45 PM

  14. Rather than jump on the bandwagon of adversity, I just want to say that I miss my own Mom very much. She died the day after Mother's day 1992 of ovarian cancer so I'll use this moment to remind everyone here who has a mother, is a mother or wants to be a mother to remember to get tested regularly for breast, ovarian and cervical cancer. Especially once you've reached those years you might be most at risk.

    Posted by: Jubal | May 7, 2010 9:22:59 PM

  15. Seriously, this is what moves obama supporters. No substance, just rhetoric. Not good enough for me. Get some self respect.

    Posted by: TANK | May 7, 2010 10:08:35 PM

  16. "You dont learn trig in 1st grade, you learn small things along the way so you can become co.fortable, and eventually use it."

    Speak for yourself. Comfortable? pfft. You obviously didn't grow up with an overzealous parent gifted in mathematics.

    And Arthur, this isn't like math. This is rights, and I don't believe in your ease 'em into it mentality--relevant what? Thirty years ago? I am not about to curtail or soften any rhetoric to accomodate BIGOTED CUNTS!

    Posted by: TANK | May 7, 2010 10:13:57 PM

  17. Obama proves again that talk is cheap. It requires the spending of no political capital.

    Posted by: Tim | May 7, 2010 10:52:20 PM

  18. I'll stop criticizing Obama's empty words when you folks guzzling down his Kool Aid show me the signed Employment Non-Discrimination Act and the signed repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Your object of worship currently has his political team sabotaging both of those measures in Congress as we speak.

    And the fact that a president is black does not make criticism of him racist. Indeed, the face that this president is black has clouded the judgment of some of his militant supporters. I no longer see a black president; I see a president throwing the gay community under the bus. And have no reluctance--as one who vigorously supported him--in saying so.

    Posted by: SkepticalCicada | May 7, 2010 11:02:22 PM

  19. He is still a lying jigger to me.

    Posted by: Jimbo | May 7, 2010 11:12:53 PM

  20. We went black and now back to white.

    Posted by: Mark | May 7, 2010 11:15:13 PM


    Great Hallmark card.

    Whatever happened to EQUAL CIVIL RIGHTS FOR ALL? Oh right that was so October 09!

    Posted by: MCnNYC | May 7, 2010 11:16:51 PM

  22. But lets not forget that this blog was and has been a cheerleader for this fierce advocate for some time...This is an important moment for towleroad look they are doing CARTWHEELS to get the Obama bandwagon singing again...happy days are here again....

    Posted by: MCnNYC | May 7, 2010 11:21:06 PM


    Posted by: NYSmike | May 7, 2010 11:22:43 PM

  24. Haha; you guys are idiots, sorry. Yes we all want full equal rights, but going after Obama like this is just silly and wrong. The federal govt has to uphold the law. How would it be any different if gays had full marriage rights and rights to serve in the military and we had a conservative President who decided based on their own beliefs that we shouldn't defend those laws protecting equal rights?

    You guys do realize we have separation of powers?, right? You took junior high or high school social studies class, right? The congress needs to pass a law allowing gays to serve openly in the military. Congress needs to pass a law to get rid of DOMA. If they do that then the president will gladly sign it. The only other option is for someone to bring a lawsuit and a federal court overthrows the law based on unconstitutionality. You crazy, far left, politically naive people who know nothing about political realities or can accept the fact that progress and change come incrementally can go move to Cuba. That way you will have a dictator who can wave his magic dictator wand and have things the way you wish at his whim.

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | May 7, 2010 11:47:33 PM

  25. "How would it be any different if gays had full marriage rights and rights to serve in the military and we had a conservative President who decided based on their own beliefs that we shouldn't defend those laws protecting equal rights?"

    First of all, you're about as intelligent as a turnip. I need to say that to somehow deal with the high magnitude of stupid your "reasoning" represents. Next, as there's no real theme to your post other than a bunch of nonsequiturs loosely tied together by the meme that "obama can't do nothin', so why should he do anything?," it'd be a lot like having bush as president, who cherry picked the constitution throughout his administration. And third, what does any of obama's intentional sidetracking of lgbt equality have to do with ignoring equal rights? Nothing, asshole!

    You stupid cunt...that shit may work with those flustered by the rhetoric of hannity and co, but not me. Brian=uncle ruckus in the house!

    Posted by: TANK | May 7, 2010 11:59:43 PM

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