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President Obama under pressure on gay rights | VIDEO

With the Supreme Court only days away from major rulings on same-sex marriage, President Obama faces the prospect of having to make his own difficult decisions about the definition of wedlock.

SDGLN exclusive: DoD Pride VIDEO pays tribute to fallen LGBT service members

San Diego Gay & Lesbian News has obtained a copy of a video produced by DoD Pride for LGBT Pride Month that poignantly pays tribute to service members from the LGBT community who have died, some in combat in service of their country, and some who tragically were killed by fellow service members.

Presidential Proclamation: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, 2013

I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2012 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.

COMMENTARY: Why New York gay bashings mean America will better itself

Like lynching last century, the death of Mark Carson and attacks on other gay Americans represent a similar acknowledgment that our country is advancing on the issue of LGBT rights and some people are doing everything they can to stop it.