President Barack Obama has received a
card signed by more than 75,000 people from around the globe thanking
him for supporting gay marriage.
On Tuesday, the international group
AllOut.org delivered the card to the White House – 6 days after the
president made his historic announcement. The card was accepted by
Gautam Raghavan, the LGBT liaison to the White House.
“This is an incredible, historic
moment with huge implications globally and in the U.S.,” said Andre
Banks, executive director of human rights group AllOut.org.
“As many countries around the world continue to ban same-sex
marriage, and 76 nations criminalize people because of who they love,
President Obama has just stood up to boldly say that all love is
equal. This story is going to be told around the world and President
Obama – and journalists on every continent – must know that
millions are on his side.”
Also gathering signatures in support of
Obama's stance on marriage equality is the Democratic Senatorial
Campaign Committee (DSCC). The committee is run by Senate Majority
Leader Harry Reid and Washington Senator Patty Murray. At
the group's website, supporters can add their name to a petition
which simply states: “I stand with President Obama in support of