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Find Out Why The LGBT Community Supports Barack Obama

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Tears! Tears! Tears!

Our eyes are welling up because this is such a wonderful message from Barack Obama's LGBT supporters.

Watch Jane Lynch, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Billie Jean King, George Takei, Wanda Sykes, Zachary Quinto, and Chaz Bono share their personal stories (above) about how the President's stance on equality has affected their lives.

What an amazing reminder of how FAR gay rights in this country have come!

Don't ask, don't tell is gone. Government employees share benefits with their same-sex partners. Same-sex couples now have hospital visitation rights. But perhaps MOST important was the president's historical declaration that he supports same-sex marriage!

He's the first Commander in Chief to do so and we sincerely hope he's not the last.

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25 comments to “Find Out Why The LGBT Community Supports Barack Obama”

  1. Melissa says – reply to this


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    End inequity. End hate. End misogyny. VOTE for OBAMA. Embrace one another. Embrace human rights. Embrace equality. VOTE for OBAMA.



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    All gay people do not support Obama. I represent several of them. We don't support a President who decides it is now politically helpful to support us when he turned his back on us for years. In addition, with the LGBT Community becoming more impoverished under Obama, he is the real danger to our community. Many African-Americans don't support Obama but that is the misconception that everyone in that community does as well. This is divided politics, which is more prominent under Obama. He divides to conquer. ROMNEY/RYAN!!!



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    That made me cry!!! lol thanks.



  4. 4

    Crumbs simply crumbs, the LGBT should be out raged at the lack of support the President has given them.



  5. 5

    You shouldn't vote for someone just because they support gay marriage. If our economy continues to fail like it has been under Obama, no one's going to be able to afford getting married anyway….



  6. 6

    Re: Lady Who? – Ah yes, because Romney is the really consistent one.

  7. Fong03 says – reply to this


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    Re: whatupperez1

    You don't support Obama because you feel that he is now championing LGBT issues for political reasons, but you support Romney who has been consistently against our community. We all vote for our candidates for different reasons and there may be something about the Romney/Ryan ticket that appeals to you. Support for the LGBT community clearly cannot be it.

    And divided politics? The country has been divided sharply since 2000 and that had nothing to do with Obama. Perhaps you missed speeches by Republican leadership in 2008 that directly said they would do everything they could to keep Obama from accomplishing his goals.

    How Obama is a danger to our community? I also challenge your statement that the LGBT community has become more impoverished under his administration than the Bush administration.

    There are plenty of differences between these two candidates. They represent two different schools of thought. If you are of the Romney ilk and choose to vote for him for those reasons, then I can't fault you for it (although I would disagree). When it comes to social issues, especially those effecting the LGBT community, there really isn't much of a discussion to be had. The candidate that will actually do more to expand and protect our rights is pretty clear. It's Barack Obama and there really isn't any room for debate on that.

  8. JP says – reply to this


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    Obama didn't spearhead any of these gay accomplishments. They went through the legal system and then he commented on them when they were overturned. As for gay marriage, he still wants to leave it up to states whether they ban gay marriage. He may be okay with gay marriage but he has no problem with 30 states banning. Thanks for nothing.



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    he did nothing of the sort, he was forced into saying it because of Biden. Give me a break you lemmings! Obama hasn't done a damn thing about it since he said it and won't, and again, it was forced.

  10. Marriage Equality says – reply to this


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    Marriage is NOT a right. Sorry to say it. Not sure why this is such an issue. I do believe in equal rights for everyone, but Marriage is NOT NOT NOT a right.



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    Well, they're f*cking stupid if that is the only reason they support him. As a gay man, I resent that the liar Obama ONLY supported gay marriage because Joe Biden said he did and Obama then had to. These absurd celbrities ONLY care about one issue? Gay marriage? Idiots. And, just before Obama SUPPOSEDLY came out to "support" gay marriage, he had been saying all along "marriage is between a man and a woman." How can these iditots not see what a liar Obama is?



  12. 12

    And by the way, Jesse Tyler Ferguson is the WORST character on Monder Family…he SUCKS! Cannot stand him.



  13. 13

    Re: whatupperez1
    Exactly!



  14. 14

    Re: ElleBelle79
    Yep! But morons in this country are stupid and selfish and make their decision on ONE issue… like Perez, that moron. For him, its all about gay marraige. He is the type of person who has put this country at risk…selfish people like him are morons.



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    Re: Fong03
    Oh blah, blah blah. STFU. You're one of those crazy rabid liberals that shout people down. Liberals stand for equality and freedom? BULLSH*T! They stand for forcing their views on others and "challenging" the views of others. Go fu*ck off.

  16. Surreal says – reply to this


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    Re: whatupperez1 – You are clueless, once Romney wins (who btw donated to ANTI LGBT entities, lots of money) you will face even more discrimination!



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    Re: Fong03

    I think you have lost it. You are forgetting the last two years of Bush's presidency. Guess who was in charge??? Did you say Pelosi and Reid? What did they pass? Was that Dodd Frank, which helped compound the falling economy? You know who voted for that? Barack Obama as a senator. Obama is not the messiah. He is not going to help the community unless it is convenient for him. Biden outed him as a supporter. For the years prior, he was silent. Obama does not know how to solve our problems. I would rather have money in my pocket than have a candidate, Obama, who not only pretends to support LGBT, but doesn't know how to put make jobs. You don't raise health care prices and threaten to tax business. You know what that gets you? A jobless recovery with 19 million less jobs. What are we in now?? Think about the questions before you talk.



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    Re: Surreal

    Oh really, what were those organizations? Can you list them? I didn't think so. He was the Governor of Massachusetts. My friend is gay and lived there then, and he was fine. Stop watching Rachel Maddow and turn on CNN once in awhile, you will learn something.

  19. Marquizalyn says – reply to this


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    Neither you nor the folks on the video speak for the entire gay community. How dare you be so presumptuous. There are plenty of us gay folks that won't be voting for Obama. By the way, Mario/Perez, did you actually listen to the entirety of Obama's interview when he said he supports gay marriage? The very next sentence out of his mouth was that he believed it was a matter for the states to decide. Hmmmm, so there are 28 states that have flat out outlawed gay marriage. So Obama basically said he isn't going to lift a finger to stop that. As President, his statement on gay marriage was meaningless. He basically just gave his flip flopping opinion on the subject, not that he plans to do anything about it.



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    because he lied to you 4 years ago and is doing so again??

  21. CIA BARBIE says – reply to this


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    PUKE MY GUTS …

    LOOK AT THESE SAD WRETCHED MONSTROUS PIECES OF INDECENT GARBAGE !!!

    WE HAVE AN OUTBREAK OF DEFIANT FOISTING OF THIS CRIMINAL MADNESS , DON'T WE .

    AND , THE JEWS ARE THE PRIME SUSPECTS !!!!

    WHY ?

    BECAUSE THE NAZIS ROUNDED UP ARABS , JEWS , GYPSIES AND !!!! THAT'S RIGHT !!

    HOMOSEXUALS !!!! SO , THE REVENGE ON THE WHITE WORLD IS TO PUSH HOMOS ON US LIKE CRAZY !!!!!

  22. CIA BARBIE says – reply to this


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    PUKE MY GUTS …

    LOOK AT THESE SAD WRETCHED MONSTROUS PIECES OF INDECENT GARBAGE !!!

    WE HAVE AN OUTBREAK OF DEFIANT FOISTING OF THIS CRIMINAL MADNESS , DON'T WE .

    AND , THE JEWS ARE THE PRIME SUSPECTS !!!!

    WHY ?

    BECAUSE THE NAZIS ROUNDED UP ARABS , JEWS , GYPSIES AND !!!! THAT'S RIGHT !!

    HOMOSEXUALS !!!! SO , THE REVENGE ON THE WHITE WORLD IS TO PUSH HOMOS ON US LIKE CRAZY !!!!!

  23. TEXAS BOB says – reply to this


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    "PERV-O-MAGGOTS SUPPORT OSOMA OBAMA "

    THANKS FOR THE HEADS-UP !!!

    AND , IT'S ONE OF THE TOP TEN REASONS HIS BLACK ASS IS THROWN OUT IN NOVEMBER !!! HOO HOO HOO

  24. TEXAS BOB says – reply to this


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    "PERV-O-MAGGOTS SUPPORT OSOMA OBAMA "

    THANKS FOR THE HEADS-UP !!!

    AND , IT'S ONE OF THE TOP TEN REASONS HIS BLACK ASS IS THROWN OUT IN NOVEMBER !!! HOO HOO HOO

  25. suebee9 says – reply to this


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    rather take steps forward than 50 years back with mitt. dont forget the war on women.