Brian Sims was late for his train from Washington to Philadelphia on Wednesday. He had been in a meeting at the Gay Lesbian Victory Fund, where he learned that President Obama was about to make a major statement.
Sims took a seat in the cafe car and found the Huffington Post site on his iPhone just in time to hear the president endorse same-sex marriage.
"The woman sitting across from me tapped my arm and asked if I was all right," Sims recalled during an interview Thursday. "I didn't realize I was crying."
Read more at the Philadelphia Inquirer: For Pennsylvania lawmaker-to-be, Obama's declaration was an emotional moment