Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
What I believe is that marriage is between a man and a woman, but what I also believe is that we have an obligation to make sure that gays and lesbians have the rights of citizenship that afford them visitations to hospitals, that allow them to be, to transfer property between partners, to make certain that they're not discriminated on the job.
My job is not to represent Washington to you, but to represent you to Washington.
As president, I'm committed to making Washington work better and rebuilding the trust of the people who sent us here.