Following President’s announcement of his support for same-sex marriages a few weeks ago, the Obama campaign has released a new campaign ad, narrated by Glee star Jane Lynch.
She begins the video, “In 2008 our country elected a leader who not only acknowledged the LGBT community, but who embraced it.” “We elected a man who understood our struggle and who has pushed the nation forward towards equality.”
Lynch says President Obama’s passion resulted in “more significant advances for LGBT Americans than any other president who came before him.”
The first sitting President to support same-sex marriage credits “a lifetime of friends and family, people I’ve gotten to know who have helped me to understand how the fight for LGBT rights is consistent with that most important part of America’s character, which is to constantly expand opportunity and fairness to everyone.”
During Obama’s first term, he expanded hospital visitation and consultation rights for same-sex couples, offered new benefits for the partners of federal employees, pushed hate-crime legislation, and lastly, repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” which Obama calls one of his proudest moments.