By Candy Holmes - When I heard the words of President Obama affirming marriage for all couples, it made me proud to be an American and proud to be a person of African heritage. I thought back on meeting President Obama in the Oval Office and sharing my story with him around the need for equality for all Americans, including LGBT people. I believed him then when he responded that he would do his very best to work for fairness and equality. Today, I am encouraged that President Obama has stepped onto the justice side of history by courageously speaking to his convictions. I stand a little taller as an African American who is clergy, lesbian and legally married in Washington, DC. I do not take the President’s support lightly.
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