With all of the frenzy in the atmosphere as a result of tomorrow’s several high-stake elections, here’s something to make you smile. A girl by the name of Sophia Bailey Klugh wrote to President Obama about his support of marriage equality as well to address how other kids treat her differently at school because she has two dads:
I am so glad that you agree two men can love each other because I have two dads and they love each other, but at school kids think that it’s gross and weird, but it really hurts my heart and feelings…. If you were me and you had two dads that loved each other and kids at school teased you about it, what would you do?
And President Obama took the time out to respond back to Sophia’s letter telling her that diversity is a thing to cherish and how our differences unite us:
Thank you for writing me such a thoughtful letter about your family. Reading it made me proud to be your president and even more hopeful about the future of our nation.
In America, no two families look the same. We celebrate this diversity. And we recognize that whether you have two dads or one mom what matters above all is the love we show one another. You are very fortunate to have two parents who care deeply for you. They are lucky to have such an exceptional daughter in you.
Our differences unite us. You and I are blessed to live in a country where we are born equal no matter what we look like on the outside, where we grow up, or who our parents are. A good rule is to treat others the way you hope they will treat you. Remind your friends at school about this rule if they say something that hurts your feelings.
Thanks again for taking the time to write me. I’m honored to have your support and inspired by your compassion. I’m sorry I couldn’t make it to dinner, but I’ll be sure to tell Sasha and Malia you say hello.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is what hope looks like. To reach out in times of dire need, frustration, and confusion to help promote understanding Our world needs more leaders to reach out and show that they hear our voices, to simply now that those that govern our future care about us and not only listen, but address our concerns.
Words cannot express how imperative it is that you make your voice heard and vote. Help decide what our future will be like and the leaders that will help facilitate the change we wish to see in our country and our world.