Vice President Joe Biden made a campaign stop in Chillicothe, Ohio today, popping in at a local Obama for America (OFA) office to fire up volunteers and speak with folks who were being called by the phonebank that was in progress. During the visit, he pulled off to the side to speak to two middle-aged women in private.
The two women were Cathy Pool and her partner of 25 years, Mendy Yates.
During their conversation, speaking about marriage equality, he told the couple, “It’s going to happen.”
He “thanked us for the courage to hang in there,” Ms. Pool said. “He told us, ‘It’s going to happen.’”
Ms. Pool said the president announcing his support for same-sex marriage meant “everything in the world.”
“There hasn’t been a presidential candidate yet – or even, very few governors, anybody, senators, who have courage enough to even say that,” she said. “And it’s nice to be acknowledged. Whether we would choose to get married or not, we should have the right to do so.”
Think there’s no difference between the two parties? Think Mitt Romney has the interest of everyday Americans in mind?
Think again. The Republicans are backward-thinking vestiges of a long-gone era when we didn’t talk about homosexuals at all, much less marriage equality for same-sex couples. Democrats are taking the lead on taking our country FORWARD in so very many ways and marriage equality is just one of them.
Change you truly CAN believe in.
[From pool reports]
Biden photo by Anne C. Savage, used with permission.