President Barack Obama shuts down a heckler at gay pride month reception at the White House


Vice President Joe Biden, left, watches as President Barack Obama responds to a heckler a
BARACK Obama wasn’t going to let this guy get away with interrupting him while he was a guest in the President’s house.
Obama was speaking at a gay pride month reception at the White House.
Obama’s remarks were interrupted by a heckler protesting the detention and deportation of gay, lesbian and transgender immigrants.
The president sharply rebuked the protester, saying it was “not respectful” to interrupt someone after being invited to their house.
President Barack Obama shakes hands after speaking at a reception to celebrate LGBT Pride
President Barack Obama shakes hands after speaking at a reception to celebrate LGBT Pride Month in the East Room of the White House. Picture: AP Source: AP
He said regardless of how the Supreme Court rules in an upcoming decision on gay marriage, there has been an undeniable shift in attitudes across the US.
He also said he is closely watching the decisions the High Court will announce in the coming days, which include a case that could affirm the right of gay couples nationwide to marry.
The president singled out discrimination facing transgender Americans as an area where more progress needs to be made.
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