The First Behind-The-Scenes Story of What Really Spurred a President’s “Evolution”
Gay rights has been the defining progressive issue of Barack Obama’s presidency: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was repealed with his strong support, and the Defense of Marriage act was overturned after he instructed the Justice Department to stop defending it. Now, in the final years of his presidency, same-sex marriage has become legal across the country. This rapid series of victories is astonishing by any measure—and is especially incredible considering that when Obama first took office he, like many politicians, viewed gay rights as politically toxic.
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About The Author
Kerry Eleveld covered Barack Obama for four years for The Advocate, first on the campaign trail and then at the White House, interviewing him three times including once in the Oval Office. "Don't Tell Me To Wait," explores the political tipping point on LGBT issues that occurred during Obama's presidency. Read more …