Tags: Obama | Gays

Obama Raising Money from Gay, Lesbian Donors

Thursday, 09 Feb 2012 10:38 PM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

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.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
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.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Newt Gingrich: Sony Hack Is America's First Cyberwar Defeat

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 22:43 PM

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says Sony Pictures' decision to cancel the release of the movie "The Interview" in th . . .

Obama Commutes Sentences of 8 Nonviolent Drug Offenders

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 22:31 PM

President Barack Obama is cutting short the sentences of eight federal drug offenders, including four who were set to di . . .

MLK III: It's 'Insanity' to Say 'Kill the Cops'

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 22:03 PM

Martin Luther King III, son of the civil rights icon, told Fox News on Wednesday that he doesn't think most of the peopl . . .

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