Obama’s Mother’s Day proclamation honors two-mom households

BTL Staff
By | 2018-01-15T16:26:21-04:00 May 5th, 2011|Uncategorized|

The president’s annual Mother’s Day proclamation has included a specific mention of families that have two mothers for the second year in a row.
President Obama’s May 6 proclamation said in part, “Whether an adoptive mom or grandmother, mother or partner, the women who raise us show us that no hurdle is too high, and no dream is beyond our reach.”
Last year’s proclamation read, “Nurturing families come in many forms, and children may be raised by two parents, a single mother, two mothers, a step-mom, a grandmother, or a guardian.”
Jennifer Chrisler, executive director of the Family Equality Council, a support and advocacy group for LGBT families, said in response to the proclamation, “The President continues to recognize and celebrate that today’s American family is made up of a wide and diverse fabric of people. The Family Equality Council joins him in recognizing the women who bind those families together in love.”

To read the proclamation online: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/05/06/presidential-proclamation-mothers-day

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