Sunday, October 11, 2009

Obama Speaks to the Human Rights Campaign

Obama gave a speech to the Human Rights Campaign dinner last night.  HRC is a major LGBT activist group, and this weekend there is a march in Washington for gay rights.  Obama's speech was well received, and I hope that he and the Congress can pass the needed legislation, including the Matthew Shepard Act that adds sexual orientation to hate crimes law; a bill repealing the Defense of Marriage Act so that the federal government can offer same sex relationship benefits, and ending employment discrimination.  Click on the video link to see a couple of excerpts from Obama's speech and to see a CNN panel of LGBT activists and their reaction to the speech.

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