- Category: LGBT Issues
- Published on Monday, 18 April 2011 14:25
- Written by Lara Landis
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Environmental activists are seeking help from an unlikely source. Members of environmental groups are reaching out to leaders of the gay community to figure out how to put pressure on the Obama administration, according to Politico.com
The LGBT community has faced significant gains under the Obama administration, despite the plans of the administration not to act on the controversial Don't ask, don't tell policy and the recent decision not to have the justice department defend the Defense of Marriage Act.
Environmental activists, many of whom supported Barack Obama's 2008 presidential run have not seen the same types of gains. Environmental activists hope to score a major victories, rather than the minor victories they have seen. The few gains environmentalists have seen, relate to the 2010 BP oil spill.