Friday, June 26, 2009

VP Biden Assures Homosexualists of Obama's Gay Agenda

Biden drew repeated standing ovations . . . as he pledged the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the passage of the Lieberman-Baldwin bill on health benefits, a ban on workplace discrimination [ENDA], adoption rights for all and an end to the HIV travel ban.

-- From "Joe Biden reaches out to gay community" by Carol E. Lee, Politico 6/26/09

Vice President Joe Biden told gay and lesbian Democrats that he doesn't blame them for their impatience and promised that the Obama administration will begin to push more strongly on the issues they care about, including the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Speaking at a LGBT fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee, Biden acknowledged the anger many gays and lesbians have toward the White House, and he pledged to "put some pace on the ball."

Outside the hotel about 50 protesters held up signs chastising participants — which included all three gay members of Congress, Reps. Tammy Baldwin, Barney Frank and Jared Polis — with sayings such as "Gay Uncle Toms."

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