Obama Pleads With Gays, Vows to Be 'Champion'

Obama Pleads With Gays, Vows to Be 'Champion’

WASHINGTON – Countering criticism that he’s done little on gay rights, President Obama commemorated the 40th anniversary of the birth of the modern movement by welcoming its leaders to the White House and reaffirming his commitment to their top priorities.
“I want you to know: You have our support,” Obama told members of the core Democratic constituency as he and first lady Michelle Obama hosted a cocktail-and-appetizer reception in the East Room for gay pride month. It’s been some four decades since the police raid on New York City’s gay Stonewall Inn that spurred gay rights activism across the country.
As activists work to change minds and change laws, Obama added: “I will not only be your friend, I will continue to be an ally and a champion and a president who fights with you and for you.”

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“I expect and hope to be judged not by words, not by promises I’ve made, but by promises that my administration keeps.”

In other words, he doesn’t want to be judged justly. He just wants to be judged based on his good deeds, not on his evil deeds. Sounds like pride to me.

By the time he leaves office, the president said, “I think you guys will have pretty good feelings about the Obama administration.”

Like how they didn’t get what they wanted? Seriously, though, as long us heteroes are around, we’ll keep protesting against gay rights. Even after Obama leaves office.

“We have a duty to uphold existing law, but I believe we must do so in a way that does not exacerbate existing divides.”

So he wants to pander to both gays and heteros. He wants to change the law, but not in a way that will infuriate the heteros.

The growing number of “heteros” that support gay rights and equality is on it’s way to far outnumber those “heteros” that do not…once the tide turns where the majority of us who support gay rights and equality, it will become a reality…and the Obama Administration will have their hands untied to encact laws and policies which provide equality.

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