You Voted for him, he feels ya, but he is just to busy right now.
Do you remember way back on March 2 2008, Obama sent an open letter to the Gay and Lesbian community?
Here are some of the highlights.
“In the U.S. Senate, I have co-sponsored bills that would equalize tax treatment for same-sex couples and provide benefits to domestic partners of federal employees,”
“And as president, I will place the weight of my administration behind the enactment of the Matthew Shepard Act to outlaw hate crimes and a fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act to outlaw workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.”
The letter goes on to say that if elected president he would use the bully pulpit “to urge states to treat same-sex couples with full equality in their family and adoption laws.”
“I personally believe that civil unions represent the best way to secure that equal treatment.”
“I also believe that the federal government should not stand in the way of states that want to decide on their own how best to pursue equality for gay and lesbian couples — whether that means a domestic partnership, a civil union, or a civil marriage.”
“Unlike Senator Clinton, I support the complete repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) – a position I have held since before arriving in the U.S. Senate.”
“While some say we should repeal only part of the law, I believe we should get rid of that statute altogether. Federal law should not discriminate in any way against gay and lesbian couples, which is precisely what DOMA does.”
Obama also said that he supports the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
The open letter was released as Obama prepares to run ads in four major LGBT newspapers in Texas and Ohio in advance of Democratic Party primaries.
It worked. The gays came out in support of Obama and threw Clinton under the bus.
But you have to also remember that Obama Said THIS on November 8 in one of his little Town Hall style meetings.
"I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. I'm not in favor of gay marriage."
The People voted on Prop 8, and other ballot measure of the same nature in various states. They all passed, in essence Banning Gay Marriage. We still await the California Supreme Court's Decision, but it is expected that they will uphold the Will of the People. Some are already planning protests. Where is Obama?
What about Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell? Well, he seems to just be too busy to worry about that right now. Sorry. According to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who appeared on "Fox News Sunday," no change is likely in the near future.
Gates says both he and President Barack Obama have "a lot on our plates right now." As Gates puts it, "let's push that one down the road a little bit."
So what happened to Obama being this Super Gay Advocate? Oh yeah, he got the Votes. That's all that really matters. Right?
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