Obama Politicizes Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother’s Day, President Obama issued a proclamationcelebrating “those who are the first to welcome us into the world.”

He continued, “Performing the most important work there is, mothers — biological, foster, or adoptive — are our first role models and earliest motivators.  They balance enormous responsibilities and shape who we become as adults, their lessons guiding us throughout life.  Regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status, mothers have always moved our Nation forward and remained steadfast in their pursuit of a better and brighter future for their children.”

This echoed his 2015 proclamation, in which he said, “Whether married or single, LGBT or straight, biological, adoptive, or foster, mothers are the bedrocks of our lives and the foundation of our society.”