Obama Backs Gay-Rights Efforts – “I’m Here With You In That Fight”

obama_portrait_146pxIn an unprecedented speech last night at a dinner sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, President Obama told the crowd that he is with them in the fight for equality for the Gay community, even calling on a ban of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in the U.S. military. He stated,

…I will end  ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ 

Obama also said that he supports the rights of gay couples in America to have the same rights and responsibilities as any married couple in America. 

Obama also promised to sign into law the new hate crimes bill just passed in the House last week which will include attacks based on gender identity and sexual orientation in the ‘hate crimes’ definition.

Obama said,

…there are still laws to change and hearts to open.

A great quote by President Obama:

…you know and I know than none of us want to be defined by one part of what makes us whole.

Thank you President Obama!

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