Presidential Remarks at Human Rights Campaign Dinner

President Obama delivered the keynote address at the 13th annual Human Rights Campaign national dinner. He praised the work of the… read more

President Obama delivered the keynote address at the 13th annual Human Rights Campaign national dinner. He praised the work of the campaingn on behalf of civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgerder (LBGT) Americans and thanked them for thir support during his presidential campaign. He aslo acknowledged frustrations with the pace of government action, but urged persistance in the fight for recognition of LBGT families, passage of hate crimes legislation, ending discrimination in the workplace and military, as well as extending the benefits of marriage through repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act. close

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Presidential Remarks at Human Rights Campaign Dinner

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White House Event
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Oct 10, 2009
Last Aired:
Oct 11, 2009

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  • Oct 10, 2009 | 7:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 11, 2009 | 1:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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