President Obama was on Air Force 1 about to kick off his tour of Africa, but that did not stop him from calling Kristin Perry and Sandra Stier to congratulate them for the dismissal of California’s Prop 8.
Perry and Stier are the couple who kicked off the challenging of Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in California, in May 2009 when the two were denied a marriage license. In wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to reject Proposition 8, President Obama called from halfway across the world to congratulate the happy couple. Watch the heartwarming video above.
After weeks of deliberation, the Supreme Court has ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and violates the Fifth Amendment .Click here to read more
President Obama calls from AF1 to couple that brought Prop 8 pic.twitter.com/yaY3znHreZ
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) June 26, 2013
In a landmark ruling citing the Fifth Amendment, SCOTUS deemed the DOMA unconstitutional, and refused to take up CA's contentious Prop 8. Jubilation around the country ensued.Click here to read more