It's great to see the president acknowledge the healthy direction of so many social indicators. Good to see his optimism on the social front. Sad he seems to believe that it's only activist courts who want to include all citizens in the right to marry. The movement is far deeper and broader than that. But then he won't meet with any openly gay people, and so he wouldn't know. If he met us, if he listened, he might hear our stories, and how we want to be a full part of our families and take up the personal responsiblity he speaks of. But we are the only people in this country he won't publicly meet or speak with, and, as president, has never publicly met or spoken with. We're always the objects of his policies, never people whom he represents.