Minneapolis gay couple, sons included in Easter celebration at White House (The change you can believe in)
A Minneapolis family is about to become a part of history. On Monday, Tim Meyer, Mark Funk and their three sons — Rudy, Andres and Pablo — will attend the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House, the first year that gay families have been officially included.
“We use the term ‘intentionally’ invited,” Meyer said before the family left for Washington. The Bush administration unknowingly invited the first gay and lesbian families to the event in 2006, according to the Family Equality Council, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) family advocacy group.
The Obama administration called on the group to encourage its supporters to apply for tickets to the event. The council estimates that at least 100 LGBT families will participate.
“President Obama specifically sought us out,” Meyer said. “We got a call two Sundays ago that said they extended the tickets to 50 more people. We got five of the tickets.
“This is the first time the White House has specifically reached out to gay families. It’s a big deal.”
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