President Obama has been swift to reply to a moving letter by a 10-year-old girl who’s been teased in school for having two gay dads.
In her letter, Sophia Bailey Klugh thanked the president for stating that it’s okay for two men to love each other but said that having two fathers had made her the victim of teasing at school.
She also asked the president what he would do if he were in her place. (Read Sophia’s full letter here).
It’s now been revealed that Obama took time out to reply to the young girl last week, thanking her for the letter and giving her his thoughts on the matter as well as some advice.
Below is the text of the president’s letter:
“Thank you for writing me such a thoughtful letter about your family. Reading it made me proud to be your president and even more hopeful about the future of our nation.
“In America, no two families look the same. We celebrate this diversity. And we recognize that whether you have two dads or one mom what matters above all is the love we show one another. You are very fortunate to have two parents who care deeply for you. They are lucky to have such an exceptional daughter in you.
“Our differences unite us. You and I are blessed to live in a country where we are born equal no matter what we look like on the outside, where we grow up, or who our parents are. A good rule is to treat others the way you hope they will treat you. Remind your friends at school about this rule if they say something that hurts your feelings.
“Thanks again for taking the time to write me. I’m honored to have your support and inspired by your compassion. I’m sorry I couldn’t make it to dinner, but I’ll be sure to tell Sasha and Malia you say hello.