WASHINGTON — The Obama administration lit up the White House with rainbow lights on Friday night to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling declaring that all states must legalize same-sex “marriage.”
According to reports and photographs, the entire north side of the White House was lit with the spectrum of color hours after Obama expressed his approval of the 5-4 Supreme Court decision.
“This ruling will strengthen all of our communities by offering to all loving same-sex couples the dignity of marriage across this great land,” he said. “In my second inaugural address, I said that if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. It is gratifying to see that principle enshrined into law by this decision.”
Obama then touted the achievements that he has made surrounding his longstanding agenda for homosexual advocacy.
“My administration has been guided by [equality]. It’s why we stopped defending the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and why we were pleased when the court finally struck down the central provision of that discriminatory law. It’s why we ended, ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,'” he stated.
“From extending full marital benefits to federal employees and their spouses to expanding hospital visitation rights for LGBT patients and their loved ones, we’ve made real progress in advancing equality for LGBT Americans in ways that were unimaginable not too long ago,” he continued.
Obama also praised same-sex activists, stating that they have “slowly made an entire country realize that love is love.”
“We are people who believe every child is entitled to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. There is so much more work to be done to extend the full promise of America to every American. But today, we can say in no uncertain terms that we’ve made our union a little more perfect,” he said.
After making his statement, the president then went on to deliver the eulogy at the funeral of Clementa Pinckney, the pastor of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., who was among nine that were killed during a Bible study last week by an alleged white supremacist. Obama sang “Amazing Grace” during the service, being met with cheers and joined in song by those in attendance.
As previously reported, the Obama administration has been regarded as the most vocal in American history in regard to its support for homosexuality and transgenderism. In 1778, General George Washington ordered Lieutenant Frederick Gotthold Enslin to be drummed out of the camp for “attempting to commit sodomy” with a male soldier.
His March 14th proclamation stated, “His Excellency, the Commander in Chief, approves the sentence, and with abhorrence and detestation of such infamous crimes, orders Lieut. Enslin to be drummed out of camp tomorrow morning by all the drummers and fifers in the Army never to return; the drummers and fifers to attend on the Grand Parade at guard mounting for that purpose.”
A number of states also passed sodomy laws under their criminal statutes, banning sexual activity between those of the same gender.
“And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that if any person shall be legally convicted of the unnatural sin of sodomy or joining with beasts such persons shall be whipped and forfeit one third part of his or her estate and work six months in the house of corrections at hard labor, and for the second offence imprisonment as aforesaid during life,” read the 1682 “Great Law” of Pennsylvania, penned by its founder William Penn.