Obama praises gay marriage laws
The world is turning gay and US President Barack Obama is in full support.
Obama commenting on gay marriage and LGBT issues said: “I think we’re moving in a direction of greater equality, and I think that’s a good thing.”
Obama spoke five days after New York City legalized gay marriages on June 25,2011.
The night before,Obama encouraged lawmakers to support gay rights during a fundraiser with New York City’s gay community.
White House spokesman Shin Inouye told The Huffington Post that “The President has long believed that gay and lesbian couples deserve the same rights and legal protections as straight couples.” Inouye added that, “The states should determine for themselves how best to uphold the rights of their own citizens. The process in New York worked just as it should.”
And as New York celebrated the new laws, I was in Berlin the capital of Germany where gays and gay rights supporters marked the Christopher Street Day,a gay pride parade that attracted about half a million revelers.