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Obama Tweets 'Progress For The LGBT Community' Timeline (PHOTO)

Posted: 04/20/2012 1:08 pm Updated: 04/20/2012 1:15 pm

Barack Obama

President Obama has weathered a sizable fallout from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy groups and voters for his surprising refusal to sign an anti-discrimination executive order in recent days.

Perhaps in an effort to combat that criticism, the White House tweeted the following timeline image, titled "Progress for the LGBT Community," today.

"What 3 years of progress for the LGBT community looks like," read the tweet accompanying the photo. Among the highlights: speaking out against North Carolina's Amendment 1, who would effectively prohibit same-sex marriage in the state; lifting the ban on HIV-positive people on entering the U.S., and signing the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in 2011.


Earlier on HuffPost:

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