1. “Over the last six years, our administration — your administration — has made historic gains in realizing the principles of the founding documents and fought to protect the most sacred of American rights, the right to vote. We have begun to realize the promise of equality for our LGBT brothers and sisters and their families. We have begun to significantly reform our criminal justice system and reconnect those who bravely serve in law enforcement with the communities that they protect.” From President Obama’s statement on the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder, who was out front on many LGBT issues throughout his tenure, including the administration not defending DOMA.
2. “We cannot in good conscience urge our members and fellow citizens to support candidates like DeMaio, Tisei or Wehby. They are wrong on critical, foundational issues of importance to the American people. Worse, as occupants of high office they will secure a platform in the media to advance their flawed ideology and serve as terrible role models for young people who will inevitably be encouraged to emulate them.” Anti-LGBT groups National Organization for Marriage, Family Research Council and CitizenLink launch a campaign against pro-marriage equality Republicans using the same, tired “Think about the children!” tactic.