Obama Posts His Campaign Pledges on LGBT Rights


President-elect Barack Obama has laid out his commitment to LGBT civil rights in an eight-point plan posted on his transition Web site.

It calls for passage of the Matthew
Shepard Hate Crimes Act; 

A gender-inclusive Employment
Non-Discrimination Act;

Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell;

Repeal of the federal Defense of Marriage Act;

Opposition to any attempt to reintroduce an amendment to the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage,

Support for inclusive adoption rights;

and an expanded war on HIV/AIDS.

“Barack Obama supports full civil unions that give same-sex couples legal rights and privileges equal to those of married couples.” the transition site says.



The program is identical to Obama’s positions during the campaign and LGBT rights groups said it shows that the president-elect is committed to keeping his word!

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