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Caroline Kennedy 100,000th signer on letter urging Obama to support gay marriage

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Caroline Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy on Thursday became the 100,000th signer on Freedom to Marry’s Open Letter urging President Barack Obama to support marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples.

“Falling in love, getting married, and building a family is part of the American dream,” said Kennedy. “I believe that all Americans, including committed gay and lesbian couples, should have the opportunity to pursue that dream.”

Freedom to Marry’s “Say I Do” campaign was launched on March 14 with an Open Letter to the President signed by prominent Americans, including civil rights leaders, Hollywood celebrities, musicians, and business leaders.

Since then, 100,000 Americans have joined the campaign and signed on to the letter calling on the President to join “the majority of Americans who support the freedom to marry.”

“We’re honored that Caroline Kennedy has signed on to Freedom to Marry’s ‘Say I Do’ campaign,” said Sean Eldridge, Political Director of Freedom to Marry.

“A growing chorus of voices is calling on the President to complete his journey and join the majority of Americans who support the freedom to marry,” said Eldridge.

The full text of the Open Letter is here.

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14 more reader comments:

  1. I thought he already supported it.

    Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 11:28pm
  2. I know a big fan of straight people. It didn’t make no sense why most gay people want to be friends with straight people. Come on guys you know what’s going to happen.

    Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 11:41pm
  3. @timothy: Wat?

    Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 11:53pm
  4. @ Tim please explain further what u mean.

    Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 11:58pm
  5. @tim not ALL straight people are against gays. A lot of straight people are actually supportive of gays

    Posted on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 12:06am
  6. @ timothy hate isn’t a good color on YOU either… Bigotry goes both ways. Educate yourself or learn to stay quiet.

    Posted on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 12:35am
  7. @ timothy hate isn’t a good color on YOU either… Bigotry goes both ways. Educate yourself or learn to stay quiet.

    Posted on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 12:36am
  8. WOW I LOVE DEMOCRAT THAT IS THE BEAUTY.

    Posted on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 2:11am
  9. @Tim, I’m straight and I completely support LGBT! I don’t see a problem with gay people being friends with straight people..

    Posted on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 5:02am
  10. Seems like Timothy wants us back in our ghettos when what we’ve been doing for the past twenty years, and way more for some of us, has been to be part of our society and recognized as such. Tim is suffering of heterophobia just like some bigots are homophobes. Just take a look at what happens when people stick to their ghettos. They fight alone.

    Posted on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 7:15am
  11. Not only do they fight alone, but they think everybody else is out to get them. That’s being paranoid.

    Posted on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 7:17am
  12. If a law prevents us from having life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, then it is time to do away with that law.

    Posted on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 9:35am
  13. Poor Tim… Do you use that brain to actually think, or is it just for show?

    Posted on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 9:45am
  14. She’s looks pretty too.

    Posted on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 3:55pm