November 9, 2012
Obama Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett said the President was “so absolutely delighted” that marriage equality votes in Maine, Maryland, Washington and Minnesota “all came down on the right side of history.” These were the first public comments (made during a conference call Thursday night with supporters of the Human Rights Campaign) on the President’s reaction to the historic decisions in Maine, Maryland and Washington where marriage for same-sex couples was legalized through popular vote and in Minnesota where voters opposed an amendment banning marriage equality. “We couldn’t be more thrilled that Wisconsin is sending Tammy Baldwin to the Senate,” added Jarret, who noted that Baldwin, the first out LGBT senator, will be among several other women storming the Senate this January.