By Kyle Balluck
Obama has earned praise from gay-rights advocates for repealing “Don’t ask, don’t tell” and for endorsing same-sex marriage. The president announced last year that he personally supported gay marriage, making him the first sitting president to do so publicly.
Gay-rights advocates plan to push the president to go big on their agenda in his second term.
Buoyed by the approval of same-sex marriage in several states on Election Day, lobbyists for gay-rights groups plan to prod the president to sign an executive order that would ban discrimination by federal contractors against gay and transgendered people.