Thursday, June 25, 2009

PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama slow on pledge to gays

PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama slow on pledge to gays | News Story on
(Washington) President Barack Obama promised gay and lesbian voters he would repeal a law banning their open service in the military, would do away with a federal marriage law and would champion their causes from the White House. In his first five months, he’s taken incremental steps that have little real effect and left some people feeling betrayed.

But he’s still willing to take money from a reliably Democratic constituency - he was sending Vice President Joe Biden to a Democratic National Committee fundraiser Thursday evening with gay and lesbian donors.

Some gay donors called for a boycott after Obama’s Justice Department, in a court filing, compared gay marriages to incest.....

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