President Barack Obama is touting his record on gay rights in a new ad released Wednesday.

The video begins with candidate Obama pledging his support to the LGBT community.

“When I am President of the United States, gays and lesbians will have somebody who will fight for equal rights for them, somebody who opposes 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' somebody who has fought to make sure that gays and lesbians aren't discriminated against on the job or hospital visitation, because they are our brothers and they are our sisters,” he tells a cheering crowd.

The ad goes on to state that as president, Obama repealed “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law, appointed more LGBT people to his executive branch than all of his predecessors combined, expanded hospital visitation rights for same-sex partners, directed the Justice Department not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and affirmed his personal support for marriage equality.

I think that same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama is seen telling ABC News' Robin Roberts. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)