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Obama Celebrates LGBT Moms in Mother's Day Proclamation

Barack Obama

The president said mothers "regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status" create "a better and brighter future for their children."

Barack Obama released an inclusive message on Mother's Day.

The president noted the contributions of mothers to families as well as the United States in a proclamation released Friday by the White House's Office of the Press Secretary.

And he referenced lesbian, bisexual, and transgender mothers in his statement.

"On Mother's Day, we celebrate those who are the first to welcome us into the world. Performing the most important work there is, mothers -- biological, foster, or adoptive -- are our first role models and earliest motivators," Obama began. "They balance enormous responsibilities and shape who we become as adults, their lessons guiding us throughout life."

"Regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status, mothers have always moved our Nation forward and remained steadfast in their pursuit of a better and brighter future for their children," he said.

In 2015, Obama also gave love to LGBT mothers in his Mother's Day decree.

"Whether married or single, LGBT or straight, biological, adoptive, or foster, mothers are the bedrocks of our lives and the foundation of our society," he said.

Don't miss The Advocate's list, "More Than 50 of Our Favorite LGBT Moms."

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