Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Senator Donald McEachin praises President Obama's statement on Marriage Equality

Senator Donald McEachin (left) and Senator Adam Ebbin

From Virginia State Senator Donald McEachin:
Senator McEachin Commends President Obama on his Stance
in Favor of Marriage Equality

Henrico – Senator A. Donald McEachin (D-Henrico) today commended President Obama on his stance in favor of marriage equality. Senator McEachin said, “I very much appreciate the president recognizing the importance of all Americans having the opportunity to marry the person they love. One of the key values of our democracy must be to ensure all Americans have the equal opportunity, justice and fairness. This is one more component of enacting our principles and ensuring we live by the words of our Declaration of Independence.

“From the state whose mistakes led to the landmark case of Loving v. Virginia, let me be among the first to thank the president for realizing that it needn’t take the wrenching apart of couples and a Supreme Court case for us to do what is right.

“Thank you, President Obama, and I look forward to working with you over the next four years to ensure we make our mutual goals a reality,” Senator McEachin concluded.

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