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Promises about Gays and Lesbians on Obameter
"Will place the weight of (his) administration behind the enactment of the Matthew Shepard Act to outlaw hate crimes."
Will "place the weight of (his) administration behind...a fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act to outlaw workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity."
As president, "will use the bully pulpit to urge states to treat same-sex couples with full equality in their family and adoption laws."
Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in the military.
Will support "repeal (of) the Defense of Marriage Act and enact legislation that would ensure that the 1,100+ federal legal rights and benefits currently provided on the basis of marital status are extended to same-sex couples in civil unions and other legally-recognized unions."