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Obama: LGBT disappointment not justified

President Obama said Wednesday that he doesn’t think the “disillusionment” that some LGBT people have for his administration thus far is “justified.” He also refused to say whether he believes “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is unconstitutional. And he said he has a strategy for getting the military ban on gays repealed in the lame-duck session.

The remarks came during a 45-minute group interview Oct. 27 with a group of five progressive bloggers. Only one of the five was gay: Joe Sudbay, who blogs at americablog.com. The interview took place in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, a daily meeting room next to the Oval Office.

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Pelosi: DADT and ENDA votes this year

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reassured representatives of several LGBT organizations this week that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and a measure to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) will get votes this year.

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By the numbers: Non-gay athletes and ENDA

2 - Maximum number of heterosexual players allowed on teams in the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance $75,000 - Damages requested by three bisexual players suing the Gay Softball World Series for disq...
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Frank: ENDA will get House committee vote this month

Barney Frank (D) and Tammy Baldwin (D)

Legislation can be like a train: It runs on a track, makes certain stops along the way, and is often attached to other trains. But in Congress, the train doesn’t run on time.

Last September, gay Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) would likely get a House committee vote in September and a floor vote that fall. Didn’t happen.