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posted Friday, July 1, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 26
Why Obama Keeps Winning Gay Battles But Losing The War
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Why Obama Keeps Winning Gay Battles But Losing The War

July 01, 2011 2:51 pm ET by Kerry Eleveld

President Barack Obama seems puzzled. Why is his record on queer rights continually being questioned simply because hes stagnated on supporting marriage equality?

'Let me start by saying that this administration, under my direction, has consistently said we cannot discriminate as a country against people on the basis of sexual orientation,' Obama said in response to a question from NBCs Chuck Todd at a Wednesday press conference. 'And we have done more in the two-and-a-half years that Ive been in here than the previous 43 presidents to uphold that principle.'

But Todd hadnt asked about the administrations overall accomplishments, hed asked about same-sex marriage and whether Obama believes its a civil right. The president never addressed that question and his laundry list of accomplishments didnt stop The Wall Street Journals Laura Meckler from inquiring later in the press conference about whether Obamas 'personal view' on marriage equality had changed.

full story: http://equalitymatters.org/blog/201107010012

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