Thanks for taking this seriously, Chief!
The Advocate sent out a questionnaire about LGBT rights to all the presidential candidates, and barely ANYBODY responded…aside from our current President!
Barack Obama sent out a statement on LGBT rights in response to the questionnaire, which reads as follows:
"I believe that Section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and should be repealed. I have instructed the Department of Justice to no longer defend it in court, and the Department has already filed multiple briefs supporting individuals challenging the law in court."
"A lot of work remains, and we cannot wait for Congress to act."
"[My goal is] the more perfect union in which LGBT Americans have the same legal rights and responsibilities as every American."
Unfortunately, Obama is STILL not supporting FULL marriage equality, but we shall hope that his views on the subject continue to "evolve" in the right direction.
What do U think of Obama's response to the questionnaire???
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