President Obama and Ellen DeGeneres exchanged praise with each other for advancing gay rights in an interview on her TV show.
DeGeneres initiated the exchange by saying she can’t thank the president enough for what’s he done on gay rights changing laws. In response, Obama said gay rights advancements are a proud accomplishment of his administration but he added the importance of DeGeneres changing hearts and minds.
“It’s one of the things I’m proudest of, because my whole political career has been based on the idea that we constantly want to include people and not exclude them,” Obama said. “How do we bring more and more people into opportunity and success and feeling hopeful about their lives?”.
Many thanks to both!