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Obama to Observe Gay Pride Month

Friday Jun 15, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will host a reception at the White House to observe Gay Pride Month on Friday.

In a proclamation earlier this month, the president stressed that his administration has worked to "level the playing field for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people."

Obama's recent declaration of support for gay marriage was celebrated as a key endorsement among gay rights groups.

After the reception, the first family leaves for Chicago, where they will spend the night.

Also on Friday, Obama will have lunch at a local Washington restaurant with winners of a campaign contest.

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  • , 2012-06-15 13:29:36

    Obama is not just a president, he is our president!

  • ktwolfman, 2012-06-16 02:33:20

    I’m glad he supposes it but I hope he isn’t saying it for votes. I can’t really be sure though /:

  • , 2012-06-16 06:32:19

    ofcourse its for votes. But for the most part he follows through. its just difficult when narrow minded brick walls stand in his way. so it takes time but he is serious about follow through. I think we get to anxious wanting everything now. But don’t fully grasp the hurdles for every little decision. The can’t even begin to comprehend the big ones.

  • , 2012-06-17 10:39:04

    Let’s get ENDA passed then, Obama....

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