Kerry Eleveld at The Advocate has a thorough report on a meeting White House LGBT liaison Brian Bond held with approximately 60 LGBT representatives from state equality organizations which concludes:
"Bond asserted, 'There is still a lot of work to do' before DOMA will be repealed. 'Look at the trouble we're having with ENDA.' he added. But Bond conceded that there are inconsistencies in President Obama's positions. In response, Morgan Meneses-Sheets, executive director of Equality Maryland, stated, 'Respectfully, we need President Obama to push for full inclusion of the LGBT community on ENDA, on marriage — we need the full get, not the lesser get. The highest office in the land sets the tone for the whole country.' Bond agreed, but expressed frustration at the often-intense criticism levied, particularly by bloggers, against an administration that is '99 percent supportive of your issues.'"