Obama Says Public Defends Efforts For Gay Rights


President Barack Obama told supporters at a fundraiser that the public “readily accepts” the efforts by his Administration to grant equal rights to gay citizens, The Washington Times reported.

“The work that we’ve done with the LGBT community, I think, is just profoundly American,” Obama said at a $35,800-per-head fundraiser at a home in Northwest Washington, according to the newspaper. “You should be judged on the merits — not by what you look like, not by how you worship, not by where you come from, not by who you love.”

The President was introduced by Laura Ricketts, the first openly-gay owner of a major league baseball team, who noted that the LGBT community would stand behind Obama in the upcoming election, the Times reported.

POLITICO reported that Obama spoke to the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, as he noted that nothing had happened since this move and no issues have arisen with unit cohesion.

“We just kept plodding along, because of that, in some ways, what’s been remarkable is how readily the public recognizes this is the right thing to do,” Obama said of the repeal.

According to the news outlet, the fundraiser netted the President $1,432,000.

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