For Immediate Release
Louisiana Democratic Party Chairwoman Karen Carter Peterson issued the following statement on President Obama’s comments in support for marriage equality today. For additional information, you can contact party headquarters by phone 225-336-4155 or by email.
Chairwoman Peterson Praises President Obama’s Courage and Leadership
“President Barack Obama demonstrated the courage and leadership in his statement on marriage equality today that those of us who support him have always admired. It was particularly moving to hear him discuss how his views had evolved on this subject over the years. The change was not the result of some intellectual exercise or political calculation; it was the result of seeing the lives of friends and acquaintances in same sex relationships that changed his thinking on the issue.
“We are fortunate to have as our leader a man who is so committed to the principles of fairness and equality that he is willing and able to change, when clearly it would have been politically expedient to have remained a defender of the status quo.”
Here is the video from ABC News in which the President made his comments.
Originally published: May 11, 2012