President Barack Obama's record on gay rights will be highlighted in his reelection campaign.

Speaking to The Washington Post, Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt confirmed that the campaign would promote the president's record.

“From allowing hospital visitation rights for gay partners to repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' President Obama has done more to advance equal rights for gays and lesbians than any other president – a record we intend to highlight,” LaBolt said.

The Post also quotes an unnamed source as saying that Obama's top advisers are actively discussing whether he should endorse gay marriage before the November election.

“This would help in terms of reinvigorating some of the excitement from 2008,” the source said. “It's not just about gay people. There's an upside with the progressive community and young people in general. Obama's advisers are in listening mode.”

LaBolt declined to confirm the report, saying only that the president “alone will come to a decision.”

Last week, the Obama campaign announced that the president is opposed to a proposed amendment which would define marriage as a heterosexual union in the North Carolina constitution.