See the President's reaction on Twitter. Couples tie the knot as gay marriage law takes effect in Maine. Celebrities line up to condemn bullying of gay youth. He always falls on the side of ideology or party first.
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My administration has been guided by that idea. President Trump promised to get tough on the border and immigration enforcement, so of course, when the Obama-era cages at DHS detention centers were re-photographed—all of this happened because Trump was elected.
And this ruling is a victory for America. But only last year, after what he described as a process of "evolving," did Obama come out publicly in favour of gay marriage, and even now legally married gay couples in the military are denied some important benefits accorded to heterosexual married couples.
But today should also give us hope that on the many issues with which we grapple, often painfully, real change is possible. We are a people who believe that every single child is entitled to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness.