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.
Yeah, this video will probably make you cry.
Ricky Watson of Littleton, Colorado wipes tears from his eyes after he thanked President Barack Obama for repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” at a campaign rally in Golden, Colorado, September 13. Watson was kicked out of the Air Force 25 years ago for being gay.
I am a 24 year-old teacher, artist, member of the LGBTQ community, grad student. I want to personally thank President Obama and Vice President Biden for being champions for me and my colleagues.
We struggle with low income, spotty benefits, student debt, and pressure to survive financially in these years of our early 20s and I could not be more grateful for the President’s support for what we do and who we are. In addition to effecting real and positive change for struggling young adults in America, he is setting an inspiring example for the children of the country with his inclusive views and positive attitudes. I am proud to share these years of the Obama presidency with my young students as they see this beautiful example of leadership and acceptance from their President.
Thank you for all that you do. :)