Obama’s proclamation for the LGBT community

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Obama just scored some major points this week by declaring this month, releasing a proclamation in support of rights for LGBT citizens. While some have previously felt he has fallen short on his promises since stepping in, it reaffirms his committment to the community in a loud and powerful way.

Here’s part of it:

“Due in no small part to the determination and dedication of the LGBT rights movement, more LGBT Americans are living their lives openly today than ever before. I am proud to be the first President to appoint openly LGBT candidates to Senate-confirmed positions in the first 100 days of an Administration. These individuals embody the best qualities we seek in public servants, and across my Administration — in both the White House and the Federal agencies — openly LGBT employees are doing their jobs with distinction and professionalism.

The LGBT rights movement has achieved great progress, but there is more work to be done. LGBT youth should feel safe to learn without the fear of harassment, and LGBT families and seniors should be allowed to live their lives with dignity and respect.”

Read the entire proclamation from the Whitehouse.gov site.

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