Obama White House Names June LGBT Pride Month

Jun. 2 2009, Published 7:13 a.m. ET

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After staying mum on gay marriage through the upholding of California's Proposition 8, the Obama White House has spoken out--sort of.

Yesterday, the President issued a proclamation saying that June 2009  would be Pride Month for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community--by far a most advanced move for an American President.

The language of the announcement seems to confirm, however, Obama's support of civil unions over the right to marry.

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"My Administration has partnered with the LGBT community to advance a wide range of initiatives...these measures include enhancing hate crimes laws, supporting civil unions and Federal rights for LGBT couples."

Read the full release here.

(Photo: Zuma Press)


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