Obama encourages LGBT community to push for equality

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Washington (AP) — President Barack Obama says the nation has made important strides in providing the LGBT community with equality and justice, but more work is needed.

Obama is speaking at a White House reception in recognition of LGBT pride month, an annual event in his administration.

He says there is more work to do when gay and bisexual men make up two-thirds of new HIV cases and when transgender persons are attacked, even killed, just for being who they are.

Obama says that the nation’s laws are catching up with the views of younger Americans regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. He says the “upcoming generation” instinctively knows that “people are people and families are families, and discrimination is so last century. It doesn’t make sense to them.”

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