Just last week, 10-year-old Sophia Bailey-Klugh wrote and illustrated an endearing letter to U. S. President Barack Obama and, as the daughter of a gay couple, thanked him for supporting same-sex marriage. She then asked for advice on how to respond to those who saw such a thing as “gross and weird.” Her letter, and the reply she soon recieved, can be seen below.

Note: Obama’s response has since been verified as genuine by an official spokesperson.

Transcripts follow each letter.

(Source: Huffington Post)



Dear Barack Obama,

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 dads and they love each other. But at school kids think that it’s gross and weird but it really hurts my heart and feelings. So I come to you because you are my hero. If you were me and you had two dads that loved each other, and kids at school teased you about it, what would you do?

Please respond!

I just wanted to say you really inspire me, and I hope you win on being the president. You would totally make the world a better place.

Your friend Sophia

P.S. Please tell your daughters Hi for me!



President Barack Obama

November 1, 2012

Miss Sophie Bailey-Klugh

Dear Sophie,

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.

In America, no two families look the same. We celebrate this diversity. 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.

Our differences unite us. You and I are blessed to live in a country where we are born equal no matter what we look like on the outside, where we grow up, or who our parents are. A good rule is to treat others the way you hope they will treat you. Remind your friends at school about this rule if they say something that hurts your feelings.

Thanks again for taking the time to write to me. I’m honored to have your support and inspired by your compassion. I’m sorry I couldn’t make it to dinner, but I’ll be sure to tell Sasha and Malia you say hello.


(Signed, ‘Barack Obama’)

RSS Feed proudly sponsored by TinyLetter, a simple newsletter service for people with something to say.


  1. oldgumbo reblogged this from lettersofnote and added:
    Always reblog
  2. princesaquil reblogged this from lettersofnote
  3. irespectwood reblogged this from lettersofnote
  4. clovrboy reblogged this from miggylol
  5. miggylol reblogged this from lettersofnote
  6. maybeshewillstay reblogged this from lettersofnote
  7. inthemingstime reblogged this from lettersofnote and added:
    A real heartening read. I’m so glad Obama got re-elected, think he’s really the president for our generation. Though...
  8. mushmallow62 reblogged this from lettersofnote
  9. heldine reblogged this from lettersofnote and added:
    this little girl’s letter about same-sex marriage is amazing. I’m glad he’s our president for another 4 years.
  10. pagerunner-j reblogged this from lettersofnote and added:
    Follow the link to read the whole thing. It’s worth it.
  11. metaneira reblogged this from lettersofnote and added:
    Number of times this week I’ve burst into tears because I’m grateful Obama is still my president: at least six.
  12. spunkandmoxie reblogged this from lettersofnote and added:
    This is just so heartwarming.
  13. pameladay reblogged this from lettersofnote
  14. dreamerbaybay reblogged this from paulftompkins
  15. grimeytimey reblogged this from lettersofnote
  16. youlovepants reblogged this from paulftompkins
  17. circumlocutory reblogged this from lettersofnote
  18. gennibean reblogged this from lettersofnote and added:
    I love our president
  19. rexysaurus reblogged this from lettersofnote
  20. doubleohfemme reblogged this from paulftompkins and added:
    One of many reasons why…
  21. managedmischief reblogged this from paulftompkins
  22. bitchystitch reblogged this from paulftompkins
  23. grumpiest-cat reblogged this from lettersofnote
  24. perfection-doesnt--exist reblogged this from lettersofnote
  25. makido235 reblogged this from paulftompkins and added:
    Heart officially (hell, presidentially) warmed.
  26. budketown reblogged this from paulftompkins and added:
  27. femifeisty reblogged this from alexblagg
  28. hostofindividualsins reblogged this from lettersofnote