VIDEO: President Obama calls Prop 8 plaintiffs on live TV
What an exciting day for Kris Perry and Sandy Stier. The women, two of the plaintiffs who brought California’s same-sex marriage ban, Proposition 8, before the Supreme Court were not only being interviewed about their victory this morning, they were also unexpectedly called by President Barack Obama.
Obama called the two women while they were being interviewed on MSNBC. Obama was on speakerphone, calling from Air Force One to congratulate them on their win.
“We’re proud of you guys,” Obama said.
Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami, the co-plaintiffs, also joined the women.
“You’re invited to the wedding,” one of the men told Obama at the end of the conversation.
The United States Supreme Court made a historic decision Wednesday in terms of gay marriage and equality. The court determined that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996, is unconstitutional, therefore granting federal benefits to same-sex couples.
The court also struck down Proposition 8, a 2008 law enacted in California that banned gay marriage.
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