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Hochberg: Sequencing Important on LGBT Issues


ABC News asked Fred Hochberg, the gay man appointed by President Barack Obama to head the Export-Import Bank, about the pace of progress on LGBT issues in the administration.

Hochberg spoke last week at the Bloomberg Washington Summit with reporter Rick Klein, who broached the fact that some LGBT citizens feel "pretty skeptical" about the administration's record since January.

"People -- of course they're going to be skeptical," Hochberg said. "I think that President Obama's making progress. He would like to make greater progress. I think that, and in almost every area we look at, from LGBT issues to health care and so forth, things sometimes move at a slower pace than we'd like."

"He's made a very clear personal commitment; he's made a very public commitment. He's made it clear to those of us who are serving the administration that this is important to him. And it's also a question of sequencing things," Hochberg said.

Watch the conversation here.

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