U.S. President Barack Obama has given a special shout out to all gay dads out there during his Father’s Day Speech. He called the job of fatherhood one of the hardest, yet most rewarding jobs there is. The speech was issued by the White House on Friday (13th).
The President spoke of how Father’s Day was a day to celebrate and “show our gratitude to the men who show us how to learn, grow, and live.”
They instill values like hard work and integrity, and teach their kids to take responsibility for themselves and those around them. This is a task for every father — whether married or single, gay or straight, natural or adoptive — and every child deserves someone who will step up and fill this role.
He went on the say that his administration supports any type of father who loves and cares for his sons and daughters, even if they are not his own, and even if their biological father didn’t.
“Today, let us reflect on our fathers’ essential contributions to our lives, our society, and our Nation. Let us thank the men who understand there is nothing more important than being the best fathers they can be.”