While attending a fundraiser organized by the Democratic National Convention in Chicago on Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama praised U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sonya Sotomayor and Elena Kagan – both appointed by her husband, President Barack Obama.
The First Lady shared, “Let’s not forget what it meant when my husband appointed those two brilliant Supreme Court justices, and for the first time in history our daughters and our sons watched three women take their seat on our nation’s highest court. But more importantly, let us never forget the impact their decisions will have on our lives for decades to come – on our privacy and our security, on whether we can speak freely, worship openly, and, yes, love whomever we choose. That is what’s at stake here.”
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was also a topic in the First Lady’s speech on Tuesday. “And let us not forget how, because we finally ended Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, our troops will never again have to lie about who they are to serve the country they love,” she said.