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Obama 'Absolutely Delighted' by Marriage Equality Victories

Obama 'Absolutely Delighted' by Marriage Equality Victories

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A senior advisor says the President is elated by votes legalizing marriage equality in Maine, Maryland, and Washington.

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President Barack Obama is celebrating more than just his reelection following Tuesday night's victory. According to senior Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett, the commander-in-chief is more than pleased by voters in Maine, Washington, and Maryland legalizing marriage equality, reports BuzzFeed. Voters in Minnesota became the first in the nation's history to vote down a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

On a conference call with Human Rights Campaign supporters Thursday, Jarrett said Obama was "so absolutely delighted" by Tuesday's marriage equality victories. Jarrett says the president believes voters in those states "all came down on the right side of history."

Jarrett also said the Obama campaign "couldn't be more thrilled" about Sen. Tammy Baldwin's victory, making her the first out LGBT person elected to the U.S. Senate.

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Sunnivie Brydum

Sunnivie is the managing editor of The Advocate, and an award-winning journalist whose passion is covering the politics of equality and elevating the unheard stories of our community. Originally from Colorado, she and her spouse now live in Los Angeles, along with their three fur-children: dogs Luna and Cassie Doodle, and "Meow Button" Tilly.
Sunnivie is the managing editor of The Advocate, and an award-winning journalist whose passion is covering the politics of equality and elevating the unheard stories of our community. Originally from Colorado, she and her spouse now live in Los Angeles, along with their three fur-children: dogs Luna and Cassie Doodle, and "Meow Button" Tilly.