At an event at the White House on Thursday commemorating Pride Month, two third-grade children introduced President Barack Obama. Zea and Luna, nine-year-old twins, read appeals from a letter that they apparently sent to the nation’s leader last December. Among the other subjects they discussed in it was gun violence, increased funding for schools and — same-sex marriage.
“We told the president that we would like for him to make some changes this year,” Luna said, going on to highlight the aforementioned elements that were included in the note.
In addition for asking Obama to make it “harder for bad guys to get guns,” the girls also said that they wanted “more funding for schools.” And last, they urged the leader to support same-sex marriage — a stance that he publicly took during the 2012 presidential campaign (reversing his prior opposition).
“We asked the president for his support for gay marriage, because we have two moms and they are just as good as other parents,” Zea added. “They love us a lot.”
The crowd applauded after the girls made this proclamation — and the president then took the stage to praise same-sex couples and to urge that the nation embrace gay matrimony.
Watch video of the introduction and event, below: