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Former Clinton advisor: Obama’s legacy will be gay rights

“The reason why he has that record now is because, publicly and privately, we really held his feet to the fire.”

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Richard Socarides, senior advisor to former President Bill Clinton between 1993 and 1999 and founder of Equality Matters, on why President Barack Obama changed took a stronger stance on same-sex marriage and other pro-gay issues in his second term in office. Mr Socarides believes that the President’s legacy will be gay rights. “[He] has accomplished more progressive social change on gay rights than anything else.” (ABC News)

Image Credit: @Socarides / Twitter

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