President Barack Obama responded to a
5-year-old's message of marriage equality on his new Twitter account.
Yasmeen Faruqui tweeted her niece's
letter to Obama's new @POTUS account.
“Please stop war for our world,
instead have a meeting,” reads Yasmeen's handwritten note. “Please
give a speech and tell everyone they can marry who they want.”
“Tell your niece I really like her
letter,” Obama replied. “Couldn't agree more!”
Obama's reply was favorited more than
13,300 times and re-tweeted by more than 4,300 followers.
Tasha Faruqui, Yasmeen's mother, told
News that her daughter's words were her own.
“I just let her do her thing,” she
said. “Those are absolutely her spontaneous ideas. … She has a
mind of her own!”
Yasmeen will participate in a gay
family member's wedding this fall. She penned the note after
playmates told her that “boys can't marry boys.”
Yasmeen's aunt responded, “@POTUS She
has been a long time supporter sir – you made her day!” along
with a picture of Yasmeen waving a 2012 Obama campaign flag.