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The White House is allocating tickets for the upcoming Easter Egg Roll to gay and lesbian families as part of the Obama administration's outreach to diverse communities.Families say the gesture shows that the new Democratic administration values them as equal to other families.
And for many, being included in the annual tradition — dating to 1878 — renews hope that they will have more support in their quest for equal rights in matters such as marriage and adoption than under the previous administration.On Tuesday,gays and lesbians gained another victory when Vermont joined Connecticut, Massachusetts and Iowa in giving gay couples the right to marry. In the District of Columbia, the council voted to recognize gay marriages performed in other states.
Bernard Whitman, democratic strategist and political pollster, discusses President Elect Obama's controversial choice of pastor Rick Warren to give the invocation at his Presidential Inauguration
The world's most infamous foreign-born puppet-dictator, Barry Soetoro: