Marriage equality and other LGBT issues are part of the Democratic platform that passed Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Same-sex relationships were also included in the keynote speeches delivered Tuesday evening.
Wednesday’s issue of USA Today featured a picture of Stonewall Democrats of Dallas President Omar Narvaez, Felix Gaytan and former Stonewall Dallas Vice President Jay Narey at the LGBT Caucus meeting as they listened to Wisconsin Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin. If elected in November, Congresswoman Baldwin will become the first openly gay U.S. senator.
Narvaez said he met first lady Michelle Obama today. He thanked her for supporting the LGBT community and the DREAMers (undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children).
“She looked me straight in the eyes and said she is committed to work until we get equality for both LGBT and ALL the DREAMers,” Narvaez wrote. “She gave me a hug. All I could say in her ear during the hug was ‘thank you.’”
Obama referenced same-sex marriage twice in her speech Tuesday night, and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro referenced it once.
President Obama “wants everyone in this country to have that same opportunity, no matter who we are, or where we’re from, or what we look like, or who we love,” Michelle Obama said.
Comparing President Obama to his opponent, Castro said, “Mitt Romney says no when it comes to letting people love who they love and marry who they want to marry.”