Thursday, November 8, 2012

[USA] - Huffington Post - Sophia Bailey Klugh, 10-Year-Old Girl With Gay Dads, Has an Important Question for President Obama - Jamie McGonnigal

With the wonderful news overnight of Obama's re-election and the success of the marriage equality votes in the USA, I thought it worthwhile sharing this wonderful story about a 10 year old girl with 2 gay dads.  Oh…and Obama.  It is great.

Here is what she wrote:

Obama wrote back.  Respect!

Dear Sophia,

Thank you for writing me such a thoughtful letter about your family. Reading it made me proud to be your president and even more hopeful about the future of our nation.

In America, no two families look the same. We celebrate this diversity. And we recognize that whether you have two dads or one mom what matters above all is the love we show one another. You are very fortunate to have two parents who care deeply for you. They are lucky to have such an exceptional daughter in you.

Our differences unite us. You and I are blessed to live in a country where we are born equal no matter what we look like on the outside, where we grow up, or who our parents are. A good rule is to treat others the way you hope they will treat you. Remind your friends at school about this rule if they say something that hurts your feelings.

Thanks again for taking the time to write me. I'm honored to have your support and inspired by your compassion. I'm sorry I couldn't make it to dinner, but I'll be sure to tell Sasha and Malia you say hello.

Sincerely, Barack Obama

[Source: Original Article]

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