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'Proud to have been born in Hawaii'

November 12th, 2013

Full text of President Barack Obama's statement on the Hawaii Legislature's passage of Senate Bill 1:


Office of the Press Secretary


November 12, 2013

Statement by the President on Marriage Equality in Hawaii

I want to congratulate the Hawaii State Legislature on passing legislation in support of marriage equality.  With today’s vote, Hawaii joins a growing number of states that recognize that our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters should be treated fairly and equally under the law.  Whenever freedom and equality are affirmed, our country becomes stronger.  By giving loving gay and lesbian couples the right to marry if they choose, Hawaii exemplifies the values we hold dear as a nation.  I’ve always been proud to have been born in Hawaii, and today’s vote makes me even prouder.  And Michelle and I extend our best wishes to all those in Hawaii whose families will now be now given the security and respect they deserve.


4 Responses to “'Proud to have been born in Hawaii'”

  1. Especially Incognito:

    Transplants are quiet.
    No Hawaii Birth Certificates.

    Seems the winds have died down.

  2. Johnson:

    That was a nice message the President sent.

  3. fortheloveof:

    What next?

  4. Especially Incognito:

    So I can go to New York and buy
    a lottery ticket.

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