‘I’ve called on Congress to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act to help end discrimination — (applause) — to help end discrimination against same-sex couples in this country. Now, I want to add we have a duty to uphold existing law…. And fulfilling this duty in upholding the law in no way lessens my commitment to reversing this law. I’ve made that clear’ President Obama
‘Welcome to your White House’ By Robert A. J. Gagnon
The Office of the White House Press Secretary released on June 29, 2009 “Remarks by the President at LGBT Pride Month Reception.” Here are excerpts of the speech (emphases are mine). They make clear Obama’s major commitment to shove down the throat of the American public the full homosexualist agenda, consistent with many previous pronouncements. For the full speech go here.
‘Welcome to your White House…. Though we’ve made progress, there are still fellow citizens, perhaps neighbors or even family members and loved ones, who still hold fast to worn arguments and old attitudes….
It’s not for me to tell you to be patient, any more than it was for others to counsel patience to African Americans who were petitioning for equal rights a half century ago.
But I say this: We have made progress and we will make more. And I want you to know that I expect and hope to be judged not by words, not by promises I’ve made, but by the promises that my administration keeps. And by the time you receive — (applause.) We’ve been in office six months now. I suspect that by the time this administration is over, I think you guys will have pretty good feelings about the Obama administration. (Applause.)
Now, while there is much more work to do, we can point to important changes we’ve already put in place since coming into office. I’ve signed a memorandum requiring all agencies to extend as many federal benefits as possible to LGBT families as current law allows…. Read here
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