President Obama was speaking at a democratic fundraiser for California Senator Barbara Boxer.
The president says he wants "don't ask don't tell" repealed and emphasized the importance of re-electing boxer to support their cause. "When you've got Barbara Boxer who's fighting to give people to give people a fair shake -- to put the American dream in front of all of us -- then we should be worried about making sure Barbara Boxer gets elected."
Senator Boxer has served three terms in the senate, but she's facing possibly her toughest re-election campaign this year.
Monday night's event is expected to raise more than $3-million dollars for boxer, and the Democratic Party.