Target: Barack Obama, President of the United States of America
Goal: Thank President Obama for his support of the gay community.
In recent years, President Barack Obama has done much to encourage the LGBT community, and this support has partially contributed to the monumental shift that the United States has seen in the gay rights movement. In 2010, Obama signed an act to repeal “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” a discriminatory policy that prevented homosexuals from openly serving in the military. Prior to the repeal of this policy, LGBT members of the United States military who disclosed their sexual orientation could be discharged.
Later in 2012, President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage, which marked another monumental step in the gay rights movement. For the first time in history, a U.S. President came out in support of same-sex marriage. This undoubtedly contributed to the huge swing in public opinion that we have recently experienced.
Recently, the Supreme Court ruled that homosexuals have the right to marry in all 50 states; this sweeping decision was the biggest victory that the gay rights movement has experienced at any point in the history of the United States. Now that this national debate is beginning to come to an end, at least from a legal standpoint, let’s take some time to applaud the Commander in Chief for his support of the gay community. By signing the petition below, you will be praising President Obama for his pro-LGBT stance, which has helped to tip the scale in favor of equal rights and provide freedoms that have traditionally been denied to homosexuals.
Dear President Obama,
I would like to thank you for your support of the gay community over the course of the past few years. I feel that your support has done a lot in the way of shifting public opinion to the right side of history and cementing a victory for the gay rights movement. Your support included the repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” which was a highly discriminatory policy that prevented hard working Americans from fighting in the military simply because of their sexual orientation. You also demonstrated your support for the gay community when you voiced the opinion that homosexuals should have the right to get married.
As you are aware, the Supreme Court recently ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry nationwide. This was a huge victory in the gay rights movement, and at no point in our history have people had so many rights. In light of this Supreme Court decision, I would like to thank you for your support and encourage you to keep voicing your support of minority groups such as the LGBT community.
[Your Name Here]
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