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The fact that the President wrote back showed his complete commitment to his views on supporting gay marriage. In his letter he mentioned the diversity in families in today's world and how it should be celebrated. He emphasised that it's our differences that should make us feel proud. I agree with Obama, but I have to state that there is too much of a traditionalist view on same-sex marriage that unfortunetly may never be banished in the eyes of some- But we have come a long way from the 60's idea of men being the breadwinner, whilst women stayed home to cook and clean. In the past two decades there has been a surge of woman joining the workforce and putting their career goals as number one importance. We have come to terms with this different family structure, so why is it so difficult to include another type of family ideal into the mix?
Another crucial focal point in Obama's debate is the right to adopt. He highlighted favourable support for gay couples to adopt. And why shouldn't he? In context, is it really right to let a child grow up in a abusive environment with a mother and a father over growing up in a loving environment with two same-sex parents? Personally for me that's a no brainer- however shockingly enough this argument isn't enough to convince adamant onlookers that gay couples have a right to adopt. Obama has also been a strong presence when it comes to HIV/AIDS research and prevention. Even during times of economic turmoil, he has continued to support and raise money for the first ever US National AIDS Strategy. Anti-discrimination against sexual orientation is also been dealt with vigorously by Obama, after he signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crime Prevention Act.