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President Obama and Jimmy Kimmel touch on LGBT topics at White House Correspondents Dinner

Last night’s White House Correspondents Dinner drew such celebrity trainwrecks from Kim Kardashian to Lindsay Lohan.

And also such real celebrities like George Clooney, Barbara Walters and Charlize Theron.

But let’s focus on what really matters. What was said about LGBT issues.

President Barack Obama, funny and charming as ever in this kind of situation, noted that ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t’ tell was repealed in his first term. He promised something more if he gets reelected: ‘In my first term we repealed a policy known as Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. In my second term we will replace it with a policy known as “It’s Raining Men.”‘

The evening’s host, Jimmy Kimmel, had a go at  Sen. Rick Santorum’s rabid opposition to same sex unions – Santorum was in the audience.

‘You know, it’s one thing to oppose gay marriage. It’s another all together to do it in a sweater vest.’

Kimmel also had a zinger for former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich: “Newt I have a question. How can you be against gay marriage when you yourself are the son of two gay parents? The Michelin and the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man.”

Kimmel also said of gay marriage: “I don’t understand politicians who are against gay marriage. I don’t understand anyone who’s against gay marriage. When you really think about it, aren’t all marriages kind of gay? I mean, as a man when you get married essentially what you’re saying is, “I will never touch another woman as long as I live. Now let’s put jewelry on each other and dance.”‘

The Obama and Kimmel routines can be found at C-SPAN.

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