Tags: Obama | gay | lesbian

Obama Working Hard to Court Gay Vote

Monday, 19 Dec 2011 02:51 PM

By Dan Weil

The White House is pushing strongly for pro-gay initiatives, as President Barack Obama seeks to shore up support among the gay and lesbian community, Politico reports. With his approval ratings stuck in the low 40s, Obama is going to need every gay and lesbian vote he can get.

The president’s decision to jettison the ban on gays in the military and to abandon the effort to keep the Defense of Marriage act were big pluses as far as gay activists are concerned. Obama also has signed a strong new hate-crimes law, required equal health treatment for gay patients, and allocated big money to HIV-AIDS research and patient care.

“I think they’re doing incredibly well,” Brian Moulton, chief counsel for the Human Rights Campaign, told Politico. “I think they’ve been putting out a lot of strong proposals to move equality forward.”



© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Israeli Ambassador's Super Bowl Tweet Invokes Netanyahu Invitation

Sunday, 01 Feb 2015 19:07 PM

Ron Dermer, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, angered some people Sunday with a Super Bowl tweet that had not . . .

Ben Carson: Obama Letting Islamics 'Destroy Us'

Sunday, 01 Feb 2015 16:26 PM

Dr. Ben Carson, an expected GOP presidential contender, said he wants to see the size of government reduced if he one da . . .

Santorum: Blue-Collar Jobs a Top Issue

Sunday, 01 Feb 2015 16:41 PM

Former Sen. Rick Santorum, a possible GOP presidential contender in 2016, said Sunday that blue-collar jobs are one of t . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved