Obama Replies to Daughter of Gay Dads

The president thanks Sophia Bailey-Klugh for her support and advises her on dealing with teasing.

BY Trudy Ring

November 05 2012 3:20 PM ET

President Obama has replied to the 10-year-old girl who wrote a letter to him thanking him for his support of marriage equality and wondering how to handle the teasing she receives at school for having two fathers.

Obama thanks Sophia Bailey-Klugh for her “thoughtful letter,” which one of her dads, Jonathan Bailey, had posted on Facebook, and says it makes him proud to be her president and hopeful about the nation’s future, reports The Huffington Post. He advises her to remind her schoolmates that “a good rule is to treat others the way you hope they will treat you.”

The president adds, “I’m honored to have your support and inspired by your compassion.”

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