Monday, April 25, 2011

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ack to
you, Lynn. Let me -- yes.
Q Jay, a question on the
President ’s 2012 reelection
campaign. Back in 2008, the
President outlined to the LGBT
community a litany of objectives he
wanted to achieve over the course of
his administration. Do you expect
that as we get closer to November
2012 that he’s going to reissue
some sort of list of what he wants to
achieve with the LGBT community in
the second term of his
administration, perhaps making new
promises?
MR. CARNEY: Well, I don’t
anticipate reissuing a list. I think his
position on a number of issues has
been clear and his accomplishments
on a number of issues have been
clear. So as is true with a number of
the goals he set forward during his
campaign and in the first two-plus
years of his administration, remains
those that are unfinished. As he ’s
been saying a lot lately we still have
a lot of work to do and we ’re not
done yet. And so I think that he will
remain committed to a number of
policy objectives that haven ’t been
achieved yet.
Q Just to be clear, just to be clear
-- two major promises that he made
to the LGBT community back in 2008
remain unfulfilled. That ’s passage
of the Employment Non-
Discrimination Act and full
legislative repeal of the Defense of
Marriage Act. Do you still see those
happening in the course of the
Obama administration?
MR. CARNEY: Well, I think you
know that we ’ve taken a pretty
significant action on DOMA. And on
the other issues, I think he remains
committed to the agenda on a
variety of issues that he laid
forward.
Yes.
Q Thanks, Jay. I wanted to try to
clarify on Syria -- I know you don ’t
have any anno