Obama ushers in Gay Pride Month

Associated Press
June 2, 2009

President Obama yesterday issued a proclamation for "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month."

In the proclamation, Obama mentions the legislative priorities, including overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as between one man and one woman and allows states to discriminate against gay couples who get married in other states, and the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which bars gays from serving openly in the military.

"I continue to support measures to bring the full spectrum of equal rights to LGBT Americans," Obama says in the proclamation. (Link)