Analysis: Obama’s comprehensive support for gay equality
Posted on January 20, 2009
Filed Under Uncategorized
What can lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans Americans expect from the new President of the United States?
Barack Obama, who will take the oath of office tomorrow afternoon at noon (5pm GMT), is the most gay-friendly politician to lead America.
During his campaign for the White House, the former Senator from Illinois spoke about his personal friendship with gay people.
“Michelle and I have been blessed with many openly gay and lesbian friends and colleagues whom we have been close to for many years,” he revealed in a series of written answers to a gay newspaper.
“While that fact has made the issue facing the LGBT community more personal, the fundamental reasons I have for supporting equality are greater than any individual.
More than 140 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied Groups to Hold “Equality Summit” to Win Back Marriage
Lambda Legal Urges Unbiased Nominees to Fill 54 Federal Bench Vacancies
Is California ready for 2010 vote on gay marriage?
Equality Texas fears anti-gay backlash with new speaker