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Obama Releases LGBT Rights Video Narrated by Jane Lynch

Obama Releases LGBT Rights Video Narrated by Jane Lynch

In the wake of President Obama’s historic endorsement of same-sex marriage, the Obama campaign released a video yesterday highlighting the President’s accomplishments for LGBT civil rights. Narrated by Glee’s Jane Lynch, the video features a candid interview where President Obama talks about his “evolving” views and the impact LGBT people have made on his life.

“I don’t think there’s been a single moment when LGBT issues became important to me,” the President states. “I think it’s the accumulation of a lifetime of friends and family, people I’ve gotten to know, who have helped me understand how the fight for LGBT rights is consistent with that most important part of America’s character, which is to constantly expand opportunity and fairness to everybody.”

Watch the video below:

 

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4:25AM PDT on May 30, 2012

Applause!! This is great!

8:51AM PDT on May 27, 2012

As is said alot, "put your money where your mouth is".

Well, Obama is following up on his comment, earlier about gays having the right to marry, by this video.

I applaud him and his strong backbone.

6:15PM PDT on May 26, 2012

I'm glad he finally said something. Now I hope he gets a second term and actually does something.

3:50PM PDT on May 26, 2012

As a Canadian observing the issues in the USA I am so very happy and proud that Barack Obama has 'come out' in favour of same-sex marriage. He is a President for equality, finally!
I hope the majority of Americans do the sensible thing and re-elect this man as President. Use the social media and get the word out to all who would otherwise not be interested in politics.
I wish we had an election long before 2015, the Conservitives in this country are going backwards and are undemocratic. Perhaps Obama should shame Steven Harper into being more 21st century not 19th century.

11:19AM PDT on May 26, 2012

OBAMA ROCKS!!!

4:55AM PDT on May 26, 2012

Bryon, they can do it for one simple reason....they don't like him. He could end the war in the Middle East...he could fix it so everyone was prosperous & they still wouldn't give him credit for it & would fight him every step of the way. For some, it is the simple reason he is of mixed parentage (& that his father was not American). For some others it is the "born in Kenya" thing or he is a Muslim thing. The real reason is that for the 1st time in a long time, a sitting President has ASKED something of his people. I notice that Obama has not made many speeches where he didn't lay it out like "it is going to take work & we are all in this together." He has asked the American People to get off their duffs & he hasn't promised them a rose garden.
Look at people like Sandy E....even with a list of Obama's accomplishments, she calls him names. She & those like her will never be satisfied until a Republican takes the White House. If Obama wins a 2nd term (& truth be told they really want him to because then they are justified in griping that their rights are being violated) look for FOX to have a field day as it continues to make up garbage & those like Sandy continue to lap it up.

2:31AM PDT on May 26, 2012

I am very proud to have this man as our President.

6:27PM PDT on May 25, 2012

Ira, I'm not sure what you mean, but I'm assuming you meant that I thought the video was too long. What I mean, is its a shame that it took until 2012 for a president to stand up and speak out for a community of minorites. Progress always takes so damn long. Look at how long it took for blacks to be protected under the law after slavery, and even today, there is still so much hate toward them. It takes too damn long for people to get over their bigotry, realize we are all humans that share 99% of the same genetic codes, and to stop hating each other over stupid things we can't change. I don't care about people who say they were taught to think this way or that way, I was taught to be a right-wing nut, Christian who listens to RBC and focus on the family, know what happened to me? I realized I was a lesbian and began to question and ended up being a liberal pagan.

For those who think he has some kind of "agenda", sure he wants to win, however, I doubt he is doing this for votes, people who hate gays are going to vote for Mitt, people who hate people who hate gays will vote for Obama, at least in a over simplified sense.

5:41PM PDT on May 25, 2012

One aspect of his presidency that makes sense.....equality.

5:35PM PDT on May 25, 2012

We must move forward with this President, and not allow ourselves to be dragged backward to the 1950's by the GOP. President Obama has demonstrated time and time again that he can lead us upward and forward despite the never ending assault by a do nothing Congress lead by racist right wing loons whose only goal is to block everything this President wants to do...even if that thing makes it better for all of us instead of just a few of us.

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