Washington, DC – Interfaith Alliance President Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy praised President Barack Obama for his clear statement in support of marriage equality for the LGBT community. His statement follows:
President Obama’s affirmation of the right to same gender marriage today is an important and historic moment in the life of the nation. His statement shows that he understands his role is to protect Constitutional principles over sectarian ideology. While I appreciate that the president thinks his position is consistent with his faith – a belief I have long held – it is the Constitution, not his religion that should form the basis of his position. The continued denial of equality to the LGBT community is an anachronism in today’s world. I hope and trust that the President will now lead us down a path towards public policy that codifies the right to marriage equality for the LGBT community.
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