President Obama’s nonprofit advocacy group Organizing For Action (OFA) took credit for the Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states.
“Excited about today’s Supreme Court ruling? Me too,” OFA executive director Sara El-Amine wrote in an email to supporters with the subject line “It’s just called marriage now.”
“This morning the Supreme Court ruled that discriminatory, anti-gay marriage bans across the country violated the Constitution, and struck them down. All of them,” El-Amine wrote in the email encouraging people to sign up as supporters on the OFA website.
Despite the fact that the Supreme Court is supposed to be an independent judicial body and its rulings are not supposed to be political in nature, Obama’s group took credit for sparking activist agitation that led to the Court’s ruling.
“Make no mistake — we’re here today because of people like you who fought long and hard to overturn discriminatory laws, challenge prejudice, and change hearts and minds,” El-Amine wrote. “This is something we can all be proud of. Today, join OFA supporters across the country in saying you’re proud of the progress we’ve made.”
“Days like today should remind everyone why we do the work we do. The big, important fights sometimes take a long time to win, but they’re always worth it,” El-Amine added. “Love is love.”