Under Pressure: Michelle Obama, “I’m leaving”, After Lesbian Heckles Her

leavingFirst Lady Michelle Obama responded to a protester after she was interrupted about ten minutes into her speech at a campaign fundraiser in D.C. on Tuesday.

A pro-LGBT rights woman — standing at the front of the event at the residence of Karen Dixon and Nan Schaffer — began shouting for an executive order on gay rights.

“One of the things I don’t do well is this,” the first lady said, leaving the lectern and moving toward the protester, “listen to me or you can take the mic, but I’m leaving. You all decide. You have one choice.”

The crowd started cheering for her to stay, according to various media reports.

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“You need to go!” one woman shouted to the protester.

The protester was then escorted out, shouting “…lesbian looking for federal equality before I die.”

“So, let me make the point that I was making before,” the first lady resumed. “We are here for our kids. So we must recapture that…



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