Obama’s 10-year-old pen pal: Sophia’s second letter to President Obama gets a response

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Sophia Bailey-Klugh a daughter of same-sex parents made her parents very proud after receiving a message from President Obama.  Sophia’s story became news when one of her proud dads, Jonathan Bailey, posted her letter on Facebook.

Sophia’s letter posted on Facebook by her father, Jonathan Bailey

Obama’s 10-Year-Old Pen Pal With Same-Sex Parents

Photo: Facebook/Jonathan Bailey

Here’s an excerpt from Sophia’s letter to President Obama:

“Dear Barack Obama,” she wrote. “It’s Sophia Bailey Klugh your friend who invited you to dinner. You don’t remember okay that’s fine. But I just wanted to tell you that I am so glad you agree that two men can love each other because I have two dad and they love each other.”

President Obama advised his 10-year-old pen pal to emphasize to her friends at school regarding the Golden Rule: “A good rule is to treat others the way you hope they will treat you.”

Thank you for writing me such a thoughtful letter about your family. Reading it made me proud to be your president and even more hopeful about the future of our nation,” he said.

“In America, no two families look the same. We celebrate this diversity,” Obama added. “And we recognize that whether you have two dads or one mom what matters above all is the love we show one another. You are very fortunate to have two parents who care deeply for you. They are lucky to have such an exceptional daughter in you.”

“Thanks again for taking the time to write me,” he continued. “I’m sorry I couldn’t make it to dinner, but I’ll be sure to tell Sasha and Malia you say hello.”




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