File photo of protesters lining the motorcade route of U.S. President Obama before a fundraiser in Los Angeles

 
File photo of protesters lining the motorcade route of U.S. President Obama before a fundraiser in Los Angeles
Protesters, in favour of repealing the U.S. military's "Dont Ask, Don't Tell" policy, line the motorcade route of U.S. President Barack Obama as he passes by en route to a Democratic Party Fundraiser for Senator Barbara Boxer in Los Angeles in this April 19, 2010 file photo. Gay voters, disappointed with U.S. President Barack Obama's failure to do away with a ban on gays in the military, have pared back funding for Democrats in the midterm elections but are unlikely to abandon them at the polls on November 2, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)