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Obama Talks the Talk at HRC Dinner Event

By Charlotte Robinson, October 02, 2011
Obama gave a great speech at the national HRC dinner last night. There were even times I felt my eyes water up a little. Yes he has done more for our LGBT community than any other president. Under his leadership "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was repealed, hate crime legislation was passed, we gained hospital visitation rights for our loved ones & DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act was declared unconstitutional & indefensible. However when it comes to marriage equality he still believes that ‘separate but equal’ is ok. Even if DOMA is repealed he doesn’t support marriage equality. This is very disappointing especially coming from a black man who you think would be more evolved than that... Updates to Come….:)
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1 comment:

Joe Solmonese said...

President Obama delivered a stirring speech at HRC's 15th Annual National Dinner that has left me ready for action. I thanked the President for his leadership on repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," signing breakthrough hate crimes prevention legislation, ensuring hospital visitation rights for our loved ones, and declaring the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and indefensible.

When we got backstage, I turned to him and told him I could only imagine what his appearance at an event like this says to a teenager in Salt Lake City who's too nervous to come out, or to a young soldier in Afghanistan who just wants to serve her country openly. And then I shared a message that comes from people in every corner of the country: "Mr. President, there's a lot more work to be done, but we'll keeping standing with you if you keep standing with us."

Joe Solmonese, President, HRC

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