For the first time since 2009, President Barack Obama was the keynote speaker at tonight’s Human Rights Campaign national dinner in Washington, DC. He will be addressing the LGBT rights group on the movement and, unlike two years ago, he has one major achievement to show them under his belt: that he kept his promise to get rid of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell he made during his last keynote.
Addressing the civil rights organization, the President put on the table several issues of great importance to the HRC, a longtime advocate of same-sex marriage, equal employment rights for LGBT couples, the ability to serve in various military capacities and other significant points. Lauding the end of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the President, who has also stated previously that he has no intention of enforcing the Defense of Marriage Act, listed his goals for the improvement in conditions of LGBT Americans within the next stage of his tenure.
Watch the Speech below:
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