Florida’s First Gay Married Couple Attends State of the Union

AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee
AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address tonight was a very “colorful” speech one, to say the least. Like all of the other members of Congress, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) attended the SOTU, but she did not go alone.

Wasserman Schultz took as her guests the first gay couple to marry in Florida. Jeff and Todd Delmay, who just tied the knot, were in the middle of moving when they received a personal phone call from Wasserman Schultz herself.

As they were juggling the packing, caring for their 4-year-old son, Blake, and the inundation of media calls, the phone rang. Again.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, the Delmays, who accepted the invitation, were one of the six same-sex couples who sued to be able to wed in Miami-Dade County.

“She’s been a great ally of the gay community for a long time, so to be able to have an opportunity to be with her and be able to thank her in person is really great,” Todd said. “We hope that every same-sex family feels like we have them there with us in our heart. If kids can see their families represented in positive ways, it shows that their families deserve equal respect and treatment.”

Obama did not mention the couple during his speech; he did give a shoutout to Alan Gross and a Minneapolis couple named Rebekah and Ben Erler.

If you think this isn’t a political stunt by Obama and the Democrat Party, you are wrong.