VIDEO: Michelle Obama Questioned About Same-Sex Marriage, Answers Correctly

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.”

Yes, please!

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:

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  1. True or false, I got misty eyed because I have such a crush on her and she’s lovely.

  2. Yo Jackie, I’m really happy for you, Imma let you finish but Michelle is the best first lady of all time

  3. I feel like someone should make an attack ad criticizing Mitt Romney for wanting Michelle Obama to no longer be First Lady.

  4. Michelle Obama is great. she’s intelligent, diplomatic, kind, and has struck what looks like a good balance of involvement as FLOTUS. Her answer was appropriate, progressive, should appeal to people who care about child rearing and values and that whole block.

    However, I don’t like the idea that there is a “correct” way to answer. There isn’t a right or wrong “answer” to “Please tell us about your family discussions about marriage equality and thank President Obama for his support”, but her answer didn’t actually answer that question. Her answer is great, but it doesn’t explain what the family discussions were. Really, she evaded the question.

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