Why myownlimelight’s first vote will be for President Obama:

When I received my absentee ballot in the mail, the first bubble I filled in was the one next to Barack Obama. It was an instant and easy decision to vote for him again. I am one hundred percent in support of the President, but one particular moment stands out for me as the moment I knew that I would vote Obama.

When President Obama said that he was in support of marriage equality, my heart soared. I come from a family where being gay isn’t something we talk about. I came out to my parents during high school, but we never talked about it after that point. They still expect me to turn out “normal.”

It’s incredible to know that my president supports marriage for everyone. It’s incredible to know that my president has helped repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. It is incredible that things are only looking up under an Obama Administration.

My president stands by me, and I will stand by him.