June 08, 2012

Obama Recognizes Gay Supporters at Fundraiser

At a fundraiser in Beverly Hills President Obama ranked his repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" among the highlights of his presidency. In a roomful of gay-rights supporters Obama said, "I could not be prouder of the work we've done on behalf of the LGBT community." The president continues to receive significant campaign contributions from his friends in Hollywood and those in the LGBT community. Andy Gardner of the Washington Post explains:
“Gay supporters have been a pillar of Obama’s fundraising strength; about one in six top Obama campaign ‘bundlers,’ who amass contributions from others, is gay, according to a Washington Post analysis. … Wednesday represented Obama’s first major outreach to gay and lesbian supporters since he declared that he is now for gay marriage, and they received him enthusiastically.”