White House Website Updates Civil Rights Section, But Stops Short of Support for Marriage Equality

Just as he took office, President Obama’s updated White House website had a section on Civil Rights which supports the LGBT community. Concerning marriage equality, it includes the repeal of the discriminatory so-called 'Defense of Marriage Act' (which actually took away rights from gay and lesbian couples), opposition to discriminatory marriage amendments, and support for extending 1,000+ federal rights to gay and lesbian couples.

Since the Obama administration stops short of advocating for full marriage equality, we all must take responsibility for change with our new government, and hold Obama to the stance he took in 1996: "I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages."