Jane Lynch lauds President Obama’s stance on LGBT rights in a new video (Video)

By Jorge Gomez,

The Obama administration released a new video highlighting the president’s achievements for gay rights, with a little help from actress Jane Lynch.

The Wrap reports that the video, narrated by Lynch, praises the president for his push for equal rights for gay and lesbian citizens.

"In 2008 our country elected a leader who not only acknowledged the LGBT community, but who embraced it. We elected a man who understood our struggle and who has pushed the nation forward towards equality," Lynch says in the video.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the video runs five minutes and features Obama talking about the repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy and his support of gay marriage.

"The fight for LGBT rights is consistent with that most important part of America's character, which is to constantly expand opportunity and fairness to everybody. We have seen a profound cultural shift in the last decade, partly because folks are family now. This isn't a matter of strangers. These are people we love, people we care about," Obama says in the video.

In the video, the Glee star credits the president with enacting "more significant advances for LGBT Americans than any other president who came before him."

Earlier this month, Obama came out in support of marriage equality, saying, "I've just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married."

You can watch the video narrated by Lynch below.

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