07/15/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In His Own Words: What Obama Promised The Gay Community (VIDEO)

President Obama surprised and disappointed many this past week when his Department of Justice defended the Defense Of Marriage Act in court. Daily Kos' Jed Lewison has compiled clips from the campaign in which Obama forcefully advocated equal rights for gay Americans and stated his support for strong civil unions with all the benefits of marriage. Watch:

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