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

Capehart: Now Obama Needs To Do Gay Rights Speech

There has been a growing roar within the gay community about seeming inaction by a man who promised change.

Some activists fume that President Obama hasn't followed through on his promise to repeal the offensive Defense of Marriage Act or muttered a substantive word about the legalization of same-sex marriage in six states. After last night's airing of NBC's Inside the Obama White House interview, in which Obama provided a tepid answer to a question about whether "gay and lesbian couples who wish to marry in this country have a friend in the White House," the blogosphere is filling with cries of "shameful" and "no passion, no heart, no real connection to our cause."

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