Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) was my mom’s first choice for the Presidential nomination back in the early days of the Democratic primaries. I gotta say, Mom knows what she’s doing. Yesterday, Sen. Dodd published an editorial in the The Meriden Record-Journal, in which he said, among other things:
My young daughters are growing up in a different reality than I did. Our family knows many same-sex couples – our neighbors in Connecticut, members of my staff, parents of their schoolmates. Some are now married because the Connecticut Supreme Court and our state legislature have made same-sex marriage legal in our state.
But to my daughters, these couples are married simply because they love each other and want to build a life together. That’s what we’ve taught them. The things that make those families different from their own pale in comparison to the commitments that bind those couples together.
And, really, that’s what marriage should be. It’s about rights and responsibilities and, most of all, love.
… I am also proud to now count myself among the many elected officials, advocates, and ordinary citizens who support full marriage equality for same-sex couples.
Our “fierce advocate” in the White House might want to listen to Sen. Dodd:
… [M]any of the things we must do to make our union more perfect – whether it’s fighting for decades to reform our health care system or struggling with a difficult moral question – are hard. They take time. And they require that, when you come to realize that something is right, you be unafraid to stand up and say it.
That’s the only way our history will progress along that long arc towards justice.