President Obama signs the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 at the U.S. Department of Interior, Dec. 22, 2010

The Hill: The nation’s largest gay-rights groups endorsed President Obama for reelection, praising him for historic accomplishments for the LGBT community. The Human Rights Campaign posted a page on its website Thursday …. offering its endorsement of the president.

“From signature achievements like passage of the law to end ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ to administrative changes throughout government, President Obama has done more to improve the lives of LGBT people than any President in history,” the group said. “The following is a compilation of many of the actions taken by the Administration on LGBT issues.”

Obama had for some time faced scrutiny over the extent of his administration’s promises on gay rights but won a significant amount of praise for delivering on its promise to repeal “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” the military’s ban on openly gay and lesbian service members, late last year.

HRC’s endorsement, which comes at an especially early point in the cycle, should go some lengths to quieting criticism of Obama, who’s on the record as being against same-sex marriage but has acknowledged his viewpoints are “evolving.”


See the endorsement at The Human Rights Campaign website (here) and the incredible list of this administration’s equal rights legislation and policy changes


Thank you Proud 😉

19 Responses to “endorsed”

  1. 1 Proud of Obama
    May 27, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Thanks for posting, Ms. Chips. You. Are. Awesome.

    May 27, 2011 at 11:42 am


  3. May 27, 2011 at 11:46 am

    That dude from Americablog(?) is having a fit. He said that we (gays) can forget about Obama endorsing gay marriage and pretty much anything else having to do with gay rights. Says Obama doesn’t “like a cheap date” (cheap date? really? Obama is not their boyfriend) and that he prefers people who stand up to him. Apparently it was him and the left that made Obama repeal DADT – cause you know, he had no intention of doing it.

    I have been blocked from that site because I mocked one of his other articles stating that whoever primaries Obama (from the left) will be the Dem nominee in 2016. It was so ridiculous I had to say something. Now I want to tell him how ridiculous he’s being again and can’t. 🙂 Seriously, I would just like to tell him and his followers to stop acting like jilted lovers. I felt the same when I read that Susie Madrak, another blogger, told David Axelrod, DAVID AXELROD, this last year:

    Madrak asked, “I’m a blogger, and I don’t know if you know this term, but are you familiar with the term hippie-punching?”

    There was about a 15-second pause. “Go ahead,” said Axelrod.

    She continued. “Liberals and bloggers feel like we’re the girl you take under the bleachers but won’t be seen with in the light of day.” She mentioned a series of incidents where the White House distances themselves from their base, and wondered how that helps Democrats regain enthusiasm from those same people. “We’re not big numbers, but we raise money and we encourage people to vote and get involved. You have to help us help you,” she concluded.


  4. 5 sherijr
    May 27, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Thanks Chips, these are the kinds of info we need to print out and take with us when door knocking, phone calling- I save everything, so really appreciate this and your earlier posting of the 244 Accomplishments- Thank YOU1

  5. May 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    HRC does not represent me nor anyone who looks like me. The gay community is not a monolithic group. There are far lefties and rights and racist in the bunch. As a activist for GLBT rights I have never in my life experience nor witness such profound racism in my life in any group as within the GLBT (stateside)

    There exist deep division based upon race, ethnic groups, sexual orientation (scene), socioeconomic and educational.

    The GLBT (or if you are Lesbian LGBT) is divided even as to what to call themselves.

    Remember many gays sat out last election and the numbers voting republican DOUBLED this past election all lead by the likes of Sullivan and Dan Choi.

    No, I keep my distance. Sometimes going to GLBT events is like going to klan rallies. No thanks.

    I supported the president and pushed back against those that demanded DADT be brought up this past legislative cycle and DOMA. I think this inner-squabble cause the DEMS some seats.

    To prove that I am on the home team here is an article written about me in 2004 in New Zealand. Yes, I am that Lee Andrew formerly of CNN.


    There are many things which I have experienced including meeting many notable persons in my capacity as a former producer.

    The human and gay rights agenda is my cause but I also like in all politics prefer pragmatism as opposed to militant obstructionism.

    In a democracy it is not about ME it is about US.


    • 8 Me4obama
      May 27, 2011 at 1:27 pm

      Too bad you have gone through some bad experiences. It gets better everyday as long as PBO is in office.

    • 9 PoliticalJunkessa
      May 27, 2011 at 1:32 pm

      Thanks for sharing your perspective! I learned from your post.

  6. 10 PoliticalJunkessa
    May 27, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Good stuff!

    Glenn Greenwald must be crying into his martini somewhere in Brazil.

  7. 18 Jessica
    May 27, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Dan Choi won’t like this.

  8. 19 cat48
    May 27, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Good for HRC! I went to the Advocate op-ed & the first few commenters were a bit upset, but unfortunately that’s life in the Dem party today. Just one step closer to Victory in 2012 for everyone of us and our president.

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