Wait, what does it teach them?
Via The Hill:
First lady Michelle Obama, adding her support to her husband’s endorsement of same-sex marriage, said this week she supports marriage equality because she believes in the “basic values” of fairness and equality she taught her daughters.
“In a country where we teach our children that everyone is equal under the law, discriminating against same-sex couples just isn’t right,” she said in a video posted by the White House on Thursday night. “It’s as simple as that.”
The video featured Michelle Obama answering four questions asked through Twitter.
In the video, Obama doubled as a campaign surrogate for her husband. She answered the question about marriage equality accompanied by pictures of toddlers and what appear to be their same-sex parents. President Obama earlier this month said he personally supports legalizing same-sex marriage and the campaign quickly unveiled merchandise and groups devoted to LGBT rights activists who support Obama, making it a strong theme in his re-election campaign.
Like the president, the first lady referred to her two daughters in her endorsement of gay marriage. “For Barack and me it really comes down to the values of fairness and equality that we want to pass down to our girls,” she said. “I mean, these are basic values that kids learn at a very young age and that we encourage them to apply in all areas of their lives.”