Sometimes kids say the damdest things. Sometimes they also do the damdest things, like pestering their parents to get with the program. Kudos to the Obama girls for getting their dad to get off the dime on LGBT marriage equality. It’s about time!
Marriage rights aside, Obama has actually done quite a bit to keep his promises to the LGBT community. Here is a chart of his accomplishments.
You can see his entire rainbow colored timeline at the Obama website.
Here are a few video highlights:
JUNE 17, 2009
Ordered the federal government to extend key benefits to same–sex partners of federal employees
OCTOBER 28, 2009
Signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law
OCTOBER 21, 2010
Recorded “It Gets Better” video to support LGBT youth experiencing bullying
DECEMBER 22, 2010
Signed the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
Implemented the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
Can’t wait to see what the Democrats do at the convention…