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Remarks from Sitting President a Landmark Moment in LGBT Rights Struggle, Says TWO

BURLINGTON, Vt – Truth Wins Out praised President Barack Obama, who today became the first sitting president in history to state his belief that all Americans, including LGBT people, should be free to marry the person they love. The President expressed his support for marriage equality in an interview with Robin Roberts of ABC News.

“Truth Wins Out applauds President Barack Obama for making history by becoming the first sitting president to publicly support full marriage equality,” said TWO Executive Director Wayne Besen. “This is a great day for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans and a landmark moment in the quest for LGBT civil rights.”

“President Obama’s words provide hope to millions of LGBT people, including my husband and me, that we will live to see the day when every American, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, will be able to marry the person they love,” said John Becker, TWO’s Director of Communications and Development. “In my lifetime, I have never been prouder to be an American than I am today.”

Truth Wins Out is a nonprofit organization that fights anti-LGBT extremism. TWO specializes in turning information into action by organizing, advocating and fighting for LGBT equality.