Obama tells gay activists he is committed to equality
October 1st, 2011
08:05 PM ET
9 years ago

Obama tells gay activists he is committed to equality

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama, speaking to a gathering of gay and lesbian activists, said Saturday that he is committed to equality, citing the repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy as an example.

Obama began his remarks to a key constituency that hasn't always been receptive to the president's policies and style of leadership.


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  1. T'sah from Virginia

    ►"If the President wants to deserve all the money and adulation he has already received from the gay community, he should announce his firm support for everyone's freedom to marry," Berle said.◄

    President Obama can "support" it whether he believes in it or not. He's has NOTHING to lose!!! Really!! We support things every day and not necessarily BELIEVE in it – like going to work!!!

    October 1, 2011 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  2. 100% ETH

    Hmmm, Americans Christian values keep shrinking and slowly it will become a non-Christian Country. Imagine the FOUNDING FATHERS OF AMERICA, who fought for American Christianity becomes robbed by new and evil generations.

    Shame on you, new America who have no respect for those who fought.

    Down with SODOMISES!!!!
    Long live pure Christianity!!!!!!!!

    October 1, 2011 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  3. Marry

    It is a real joy to see the President be the President of all Americans! He has done more than many have expected despite the GOP/TP obstructing every step. The President shows more respect for people of all walks of life and their very personal pursuit of happiness than all those that flaunt their “Christianity” in the GOP/TP. He gives a fine example of what a happy marriage and responsible family life looks like – without the need for someone to be “submissive”.

    October 1, 2011 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  4. AnotherBrick

    And yet the Bachmanns keep taking money and keep trying to pray away the gay, yet the only thing they are getting good at is making deposits at their local bank. I don't know who is crazier, the Bachmanns or people that frequent their pray-away-the-gay for profit clinics.

    October 1, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  5. The Greedy Old Pigs have lost their minds1

    Cue the extreme rightwing whining in 3, 2, 1 ....

    October 1, 2011 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  6. Orlando R

    President obama has done more for gay rights then any president

    October 1, 2011 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |