Monday, October 26, 2009

Over 100 LGBT Activists Protest Obama in Boston

by Hannah Clay Wareham
Bay Windows Staff Reporter

A protest of President Barack Obama’s visit to Boston, organized by Join the Impact - MA (JTIMA), drew more than 100 demonstrators to Copley Square Oct. 23 between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

"He’s not living up to his promises," Ian Struthers, a student at Fisher College, said of the president’s as yet unfulfilled campaign promises, including a full repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and a stop-loss order ending the military’s ban on gays and lesbians serving openly.

As Struthers listed his complaints against Obama, another demonstrator interjected, saying, "It’s called the fourteenth amendment -- equal protections for all Americans."

The president was attending a fundraising event at the Westin Copley hotel.

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(Also, see coverage in the Boston Herald)