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Obama Backs Gay Parents in Proclamation for National Adoption Month

President Obama recognized gay parents in a proclamation issued yesterday for National Adoption Month.

WhitehouseSaid Obama, in part:

The decision to adopt a child has brought profound joy and meaning into the lives of Americans across our country. Parents are moved to adopt for reasons as unique and varied as the children they embrace, but they are unified by the remarkable grace of their acts. Adoptive families come in all forms. With so many children waiting for loving homes, it is important to ensure that all qualified caregivers are given the opportunity to serve as adoptive parents, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or marital status.

Last week, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said she would introduce legislation barring adoption discrimination against same-sex couples.

Five states prohibit same-sex couples from adopting children, and more than 20 others have no legal guidelines addressing the issue.

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  1. Words are meaningless without firm action. On a national scale this mean nothing. Local however, yay, I guess. Words can change things, but they cannot change his performance for our rights thus far.

    Posted by: ZOMG NATALIE TRAN | Nov 2, 2011 12:30:52 PM

  2. Well then, I'm sure President Mitt Romney will do a better job.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Nov 2, 2011 12:46:45 PM

  3. Like the other republican candidates he does not support gay marriage.

    Posted by: Come on... | Nov 2, 2011 12:50:23 PM

  4. Thanks, Mr. President.

    Barack Obama, the most pro-gay President ever.

    Posted by: Sean | Nov 2, 2011 1:45:40 PM

  5. DADT was repealed. If DOMA gets repealed in second-term Obama presidency (inshallah), will any of you--and you know who you are--come back to this blog to comment "I WAS AN IDIOT, forgive me"?

    Posted by: shanesville | Nov 2, 2011 2:38:54 PM

  6. Any progress is progress. It is only right to be humbly grateful.

    Posted by: ophu | Nov 2, 2011 3:02:57 PM

  7. Isn't election season fun? One day after the vote, God will be in he mix again.

    Posted by: jomicur | Nov 2, 2011 9:53:04 PM

  8. I personally NEVER thought I would live to see the day a sitting president would utter those words.

    Posted by: Bobby | Nov 3, 2011 12:11:23 PM

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