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Obama Raising Money from Gay, Lesbian Donors

Thursday, 09 Feb 2012 10:38 PM

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling gay and lesbian supporters that there's more work to do to ensure fairness for all. But he says he couldn't be prouder of accomplishments like overturning the ban on gays serving openly in the military — and he says the remarkable thing is how readily the public has gone along.

Obama made the remarks to around 40 gay and lesbian donors who paid $35,800 each to see him speak Thursday night.

The event came on the heels of a decision by a federal appeals court in California to strike down that state's ban on gay marriage. Obama, who supports civil unions but has stopped short of embracing gay marriage, made no reference to that development or his own views on the matter.

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