Board Member meets Obama; Thanks Obama for His Letter to LGBT Families.

Last week, one of our board members, Alex Habib, had the privilege
of meeting the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate,
Senator Barack Obama and thanking him for the letter he wrote to
our families.

On August 5, Senator Obama responded to a letter written by Family
Equality Council’s executive director, Jennifer Chrisler. Chrisler
asked: What policies and positions will you take to make sure that
all loving families are recognized, respected, protected and
celebrated? How will you lead all families to a brighter

Senator Obama replied: “…We also have to do more to support and
strengthen LGBT families. Because equality in relationship, family,
and adoption rights is not some abstract principle; it’s about
whether millions of LGBT Americans can finally live lives marked by
dignity and freedom. That’s why we have to repeal laws like the
Defense of Marriage Act. That’s why we have to eliminate
discrimination against LGBT families. And that’s why we have to
extend equal treatment in our family and adoption laws.” To read
Obama’s full response, click here.

We are grateful for the opportunity to thank Senator Obama in
person for his commitment to LGBT family equality.