First Lady Michelle Obama, campaigning for her husband at two fundraisers in New York City, said Monday that his Supreme Court picks will impact whether people can “love whomever we choose.”
The First Lady campaigned for her husband Monday in New York City. At a TriBeCa fundraiser, Mrs. Obama stressed the importance of the next four years on the Supreme Court: “Let us not forget what [the Supreme Court’s] decisions — the impact those decisions will have on our lives for decades to come — on our privacy and security, on whether we can speak freely, worship openly, and, yes, love whomever we choose.”
The First Lady made a similar statement at a fundraiser earlier in the day in Chelsea: “Let’s not forget the impact [the Supreme Court’s] decisions will have on our children’s lives for decades to come — on their privacy and security; on whether they can speak freely, worship openly, and love whomever they choose.”
The First Lady’s communications director is Kristina Schake, a founding board member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights.
Ms.Schake explained: “That line in the First Lady’s remarks has been in her campaign speeches since last summer and refers to the importance of the Supreme Court for deciding many issues. The President and First Lady firmly believe that gay and lesbian Americans and their families deserve legal protections and the ability to thrive just like any other family,” she said. “The First Lady has said she is proud of the President’s accomplishments for gay and lesbian Americans on a range of issues, including repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, ensuring hospital visitation rights and calling for the repeal of DOMA. “