Monday, October 03, 2011

#C Speaks to Gay Group - Part 2

He noted that with his help the Matthew Shepard Act was passed, expanding the 1969 United States federal hate-crime law to include crimes motivated by a victim’s actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

Obama also noted that he had lifted the HIV travel ban and successfully fought to repeal the military policy “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

“I need your help to fight for equality, to pass a repeal of DOMA, to pass an inclusive employment non-discrimination bill so that being gay is never again a fireable offense in America,” the president told the audience of 3,000.

“And I don’t have to tell you, there are those who don’t want to just stand in our way but want to turn the clock back; who want to return to the days when gay people couldn’t serve their country openly; who reject the progress that we’ve made; who, as we speak, are looking to enshrine discrimination into state laws and constitutions — efforts that we’ve got to work hard to oppose, because that’s not what America should be about.”

“We’re not about restricting rights and restricting opportunity. We’re about opening up rights and opening up opportunity and treating each other generously and with love and respect,” Obama said.

  Raw Story

Except for those we deem it’s necessary to assassinate.

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

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