First Lady Michelle Obama said in a
video released Thursday that supporting gay marriage is about the
“basic values” of fairness and equality she taught her daughters.
“In a country where we teach our
children that everyone is equal under the law, discrimination against
same-sex couples just isn't right,” Obama said. “It's as simple
In the video, the first lady answered
four questions from Twitter followers, including one from
@Flower4444, who asked, “Please tell us about your family
discussions about marriage equality and thank President Obama for his
“This is an important issue for
millions of Americans,” Obama answered. “And for Barack and me,
it really comes down to the values of fairness and equality that we
want to pass on to our girls. I mean these are basic values that
kids learn at a very young age and that we encourage them to apply in
all areas of their lives.”
“Thank you so much for this question.
And we're proud to have your support,” she added.
The video ends with footage of a gay
and a lesbian couple. The male couple is seen reading to their
toddler daughters. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this
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