Mississippi delegate Renick Taylor (Laura E. Davis/Yahoo News)
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Nearly four months after Barack Obama became the first U.S. president to declare his support for gay marriage, Mississippi delegate Renick Taylor came to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday sporting a pair of rainbow-colored angel wings and a matching wig of feathers.
Inspired to represent his state at the convention after Obama signed the repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, Taylor, who referred to himself as the "Obama Fairy," was visibly excited on the convention floor.
"Obama's done more for LGBT people than anyone in the history of the planet," he declared. "This is a convention to celebrate!"
More than once, he mentioned that polls now show a majority of Americans are in favor of legalizing gay marriage, and he sees Obama's support as crucial.
"It turned America," he said.