Tuesday, April 10, 2012

‘President's position on LGBT issues is -- or record, rather, is well known and one that he and we are very proud of’


Obama’s Press Secretay Jay Carney clarified that although the President’s position on LGBT issues might be in the closet, his record is “well known.” 

Don’t worry Mr. Carney, after the November election President Obama will have “more flexibility” to come out in favor of same-sex marriage. 

Q And on a separate note, Jay, a New Mexico same-sex couple brought their eight-year-old daughter to the White House today for the Easter Egg Roll, in part to send a message to the President that he should sign an executive order that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. Does he plan to sign this executive order? 
MR. CARNEY: I don't have any updates for you on possible or proposed executive orders. I would note that we're delighted that that couple and many others were able to attend the Easter Egg Roll and -- again, I don't have anything more on the executive orders. 
Q Does the President have a reaction to the fact that they're here and that they came with a message? 
MR. CARNEY: Well, they’re here because they were invited, and the President -- many, many people -- families of all kinds are invited to this wonderful event. And the President is delighted that they and others were able to attend. 
Q But, Jay, as you know, they've been speaking out. They've been speaking to various members of the press about this issue, and looking for a reaction -- 
MR. CARNEY: Well, again, I don't have anything for you on a specific executive order. What I can tell you is I think the President's position on LGBT issues is -- or record, rather, is well known and one that he and we are very proud of.

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