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Obama promises progress to gay community

June 30th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

The Hill is reporting that President Obama told members of the gay community on Monday that he remains committed to their most important issues.

 Obama reiterated his pledge to overturn both the Defense of Marriage Act and the military's Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell rule.

Monday's event was the administration's first to honor Gay Pride Month for a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender audience and it came amid growing tension between Obama's White House and the gay community.

Obama said he is aware that many "don't believe progress has come fast enough," comparing their struggles to those of blacks during the civil-rights movement.

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