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18:21 | 23rd September 2017

News: World

Mon 9 May, 2011
By Sam Bristowe


It’s ironic – a year ago there was no constituency more unhappy. There was a sea change, you not only will see a united community that will contribute to Obama, but they will work their asses off

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Obama looks to LGBT community for help in reelection

Obama looks to LGBT community for help in reelection
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President Barack Obama is banking on the LGBT community to help him as he organises his reelection campaign focusing on the lucrative market of gay donors to help make up the money lost from previous supporters moving away from Camp Obama after his first term.

Support from many US gay donor clinics has been high this time round, following the Presidents work to repeal the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law, which disallows members to serve openly about their sexuality.

The finance team within Obama’s office now consists of 15 gay members showing a clear movement in the way of acceptance for the office and within the Whitehouse.

After a slow start in support of gay rights President Obama has worked hard to find equality with the United States for the LGBT community by supporting marriage equality and other health benefits for same-sex couples whilst also including his top priority of DADT.



According to Politico, New York gay activist David Mixner reportedly said about President Obama and his relation with the LGBT community and directly the donor groups: “It’s ironic – a year ago there was no constituency more unhappy. There was a sea change, you not only will see a united community that will contribute to Obama, but they will work their asses off.”

 

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