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President Obama And The Global Fight For LGBT Rights

Todd Larson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Todd Larson

As an American who was employed at the UN for 20 years, I would add to the president's long list of accomplishments his advocacy for LGBT persons residing beyond our nation's borders. Since Obama took office the U.S. has become a key player in the global fight for LGBT rights.

Obama Backs Same-Sex Marriage Initiatives In 3 States

Reuters | Nicole Neroulias | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics

SEATTLE, Oct 25 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday endorsed state ballot initiatives to legalize same-sex marriage in Washington state, ...

It Is Now Symbolically Necessary To Reelect Obama

Justin Huang | Posted 07.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Justin Huang

A terrified gay teenager in middle America has just been told by the president that he or she has just as much a right to love and marry. And that teenager doesn't care about your intellectual meanderings of politicking. All that teenager knows is that it just got better.

No, President Obama Is Not 'The First Gay President'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Even if you accept Toni Morrison's premise that Bill Clinton was "the first black president," which of course Andrew Sullivan is working off of in his essay in Newsweek, it just falls flat when applied to Obama and gays.

Obama Pride: President's Gay Marriage Support Prompts Line Of LGBT-Friendly Merchandise

Posted 05.16.2012 | Gay Voices

It might have divided Washington, but President Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage last week has drawn ample praise from many high-profile lesbi...

I Wanted To Go To George Clooney's House, Too

Jason Stuart | Posted 07.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Jason Stuart

I didn't have an extra $40,000 to go to George Clooney's party to support Barack Obama for president. I wish I could have gone. I worked with George 20 years ago. You only see the back of my head nodding. To me, that was a metaphor for how it was to be an openly gay actor back then.

Ryan Murphy Hosting An Obama Fundraiser Too

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.11.2012 | Entertainment

Ryan Murphy is getting in the George Clooney business. The "Glee" creator will host a lavish dinner to support President Barack Obama on June 6 -- the...

SPOTIFY THE NEWS: A Playlist For The Week

The Huffington Post | Michael Hogan | Posted 05.11.2012 | Entertainment

Introducing "Spotify the News," a new HuffPost feature designed to translate the week's big headlines into a weekend-worthy playlist featuring classic...

Am I The Only Gay Who Eyes Obama's 'Evolution' On Gay Marriage With Suspicion?

Lady Bunny | Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Lady Bunny

I don't comprehend the jubilance that most felt when Obama threw us a bone yesterday. It's a soft bone that doesn't translate into any real policy, and I can't help but think that Obama is using a pro-gay-marriage stance as a smokescreen.

Obama's Bold Move On Gay Marriage Presents Opportunities And Pitfalls

Wayne Besen | Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

The president and his advisers must have calculated that the benefits of appearing resolute and firm outweighed the costs of alienating conservative democrats in swing states. In a sense, Obama pulled a card from George W. Bush's playbook, saying to voters, I am the Decider.

Obama, Marriage, and 'VOTE HERE'

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

President Obama knows that a growing number of Americans and people of faith understand this as a simple matter of fairness for all families. Obama has chosen to stand in the gap, even as conservatives manipulate religion to undermine the core value of equal standing before the law.

DEBATE: Obama Same-Sex Marriage Stance Risks His Chances For Reelection

MacGregor Thomson | Posted 07.10.2012 | Home
MacGregor Thomson

Below are some arguments from HuffPost Pundit users on whether the President's new stance lowers his chances for reelection. Who makes the strongest argument? Place your votes and give us your best argument in the comments below.

Team Obama Already Hitting Romney Over Gay Marriage

AP | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's campaign is using his support of gay marriage to draw a contrast with Republican rival Mitt Romney. The mornin...

Booker Has Interesting Praise For Obama

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D), who has long favored same-sex marriage, praised President Barack Obama's announcement on the "Rachel Maddow Show" on Wed...

What Obama's Decision Means

Linda Durnell | Posted 07.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Linda Durnell

Marriage, love, honor and commitment: Why are these words used only to describe heterosexual couples? How ridiculous is this? These are basic human rights and to deny one group the ability to have equal treatment and rights under the law is insane.

Americans Split On Big Obama Announcement

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Kate Varnum was at her Iowa home watching her newly adopted infant son when news flashed that Barack Obama had become the first sit...

Obama Holding Record-Setting Event Following Big Announcement

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

SEATTLE — President Barack Obama wasted little time casting Republican rival Mitt Romney as "backwards on equality" on Thursday, eager to transf...

Reid Notes Personal Beliefs In Response To Obama Announcement

AP | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he believes marriage should be between a man and a woman but that states should decide whether it...

Mark Blumenthal

Same-Sex Marriage Polls: The Trend Is Clear

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two years ago, President Barack Obama was not quite ready to say, as he did Wednesday, that he supports same sex marriage, but he conced...

Gay GOP Groups: Good Obama Adopted Cheney Position On Same-Sex Marriage

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Two groups for gay conservatives gave faint praise Wednesday to President Barack Obama for saying that he backs same-sex marriage, but slammed the ann...

Obama's Same-Sex Marriage Announcement: A Victory For Religion

Jay Michaelson | Posted 07.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Jay Michaelson

Angry voices on the so-called "Christian right" are already screaming about President Obama's "war on religion," but today's announcement regarding same-sex marriage was actually an inspiring religious pronouncement.

Jennifer Bendery

President Barack Obama Completes His 'Evolution' On Gay Marriage (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama made history on Wednesday by announcing his support for same-sex marriage, making him the first sitting U.S. pres...

Gay Marriage Announcement Prompts Fundraising Appeals

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Following President Barack Obama's announcement that he backs same-sex marriage, both sides of the gay marriage debate sought to take advantage of the...

Sam Stein

Details Emerge On Obama's Support Of Same-Sex Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama came to the decision that he personally supported same sex marriage early in 2012, top administration officials t...

11 Things You Don't Know About Same-Sex Weddings

Posted 05.09.2012 | Weddings

The day after North Carolina approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, President Obama has made his official position on the matt...