Colorado Rep. Jared Polis on Saturday came to the aid of President Barack Obama's record on gay rights issues.

The openly gay Democrat made his remarks after bloggers attending the progressive conference Netroots Nation taking place this weekend Minneapolis called Obama too weak on LGBT issues.

Obama is “the best president this country haw ever had on LGBT issues,” Polis told The Huffington Post. “[Gay Americans] have never had anything close to this much of an advocate in the White House in the United States.”

Polis noted that Obama advocated for repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the 1993 law that bars gay and bisexual troops from serving openly, and that his administration decided to no longer defend in court the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the law that forbids federal agencies from recognizing the marriages of gay and lesbian couples.

“We were ultimately successful [at ending Don't Ask, Don't Tell], and the president's steadfast support of ending the policy the whole way through was very helpful in that regard,” Polis said. “I think he also deserves strong accolades for his decision not to appeal the DOMA case. That's really a landmark decision, it's been very rare in the annals of history.”