In what increasingly feels like perhaps the Matrix, or some other bizarro parallel universe enabled by a collectively optimistic consciousness, yet another member of Team Obama has said another thing in favor of same-sex marriage — specifically, Obama's partner in opposite-sex marriage, the relentlessly lovely Michelle Obama.
The White House published a video on their website last night in which Michelle answered Twitter-submitted questions, including: "Please tell us about your family discussions about marriage equality and thank President Obama for his support."
Here's her response:
"This is an important issue for millions of Americans and for Barack and me, it really comes down to the values of fairness and equality that we want to pass down 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. And in a country where we teach our children that everyone is equal under the law, discriminating against same-sex couples just isn’t right. So it’s as simple as that. … We’re proud to have your support."
She also talks about the importance of women in the government, getting out the vote, and the strength of military families. See for yourself: