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  • Debate watch party with Cleveland's Stonewall Democrats

    The Gotta Vote bus tour is in Cleveland tonight, where we're watching the debate with the Cleveland Stonewall Democrats.

    Since he took office, President Obama has been an advocate of LGBT Americans, repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," ordering the Justice Department to no longer enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, and becoming the first sitting president to support marriage equality.

    Dan, who's LGBT, says that the choice in this election is so obvious that it's really not even a choice: "You have a candidate who is about as close to 100 percent behind the LGBT community as we've ever had, and a candidate who's behind us zero percent," he says. "Over the last two years, the progress that's been made when it comes to the repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' and the executive orders he's put into place, really shows President Obama is on our side, and he's on the right side of history."

    Follow full debate coverage at barackobama.com/debate.

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Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
The majority of the Armed Forces is comprised of Young Americans volunteering to defend this nation and its ideals. However, a sect of the population was forced to hide their sexual orientation in order to do so. President Obama lead the charge to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell allowing gay and lesbian members of the Armed Forces to serve openly for the first time in American history.
Strengthening enforcement of human rights laws
Democrats passed the Human Rights Enforcement Act of 2009, creating a special section in the Justice Department to enforce human rights laws, specifically addressing genocide and child soldier recruitment.
Strengthening protections against hate crimes
Democrats passed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, giving law enforcement officials the power and tools to prosecute those who commit hate crimes.
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