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How Gay Rights And Religious Freedom Are Impacted By Obama's Executive Order

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion

(RNS) One of the toughest political calculations in Washington is balancing competing claims of gay rights with the traditional prerogatives of religi...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Signs Executive Order On LGBT Job Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order banning workplace discrimination against millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual a...

Is America's Global Gay Rights Push Too 'Colonial'?

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 08.28.2014 | Gay Voices

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Barack Obama has taken the U.S. gay rights revolution global, using American embassies across the world to promote a...

Time to Finish the Job on LGBT Immigration: U.S. v. Windsor, One Year On

Bob Bragar | Posted 08.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Bob Bragar

Sadly, for many couples the celebration was short lived. Despite the court's ruling, many binational couples still cannot legally stay together in America. Why? Because the discriminatory legal treatment we faced in the decades before U.S. v. Windsor haunts us still.

Obama's Transgender Rights Campaign Gets Little Attention

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama, who established his bona fides as a gay and lesbian rights champion when he endorsed same-sex marriage,...

Amanda Terkel

White House Set To Meet With LGBT Activists

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House has scheduled a meeting Thursday with gay rights activists, to discuss moving forward on barring workplace discriminatio...

How To Debate Republicans Who Resist Workplace Nondiscrimination

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.17.2014 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans scored a win Monday when President Barack Obama announced he would draft an executive order to...

Obama Backed Marriage Equality 2 Years Ago -- So How Do Gay Men Feel About Him Now?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.09.2014 | Gay Voices

To mark the two-year anniversary of President Barack Obama's declared support of same-sex marriage, popular gay social media app Jack'd has released a...

Amanda Terkel

Obamacare Bars Discrimination Based On Gender Identity But Not Sexual Orientation: HHS Official

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Affordable Care Act is the first federal law to provide protection against sex discrimination in health care. LGBT advocates have be...

Franklin Graham Thinks Putin's Got The Right Attitude About The Gays

Religion News Service | Kevin Eckstrom | Posted 03.14.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Evangelist Franklin Graham is praising Russian President Vladimir Putin for his aggressive crackdown on homosexuality, saying his record on prot...

Gay Groups Shift Focus To Obama After Senate Win

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Moments after the Senate passed a historic measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, activists turned...

Obama Meets With Russian LGBT Activists

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Before leaving for home after the Group of 20 summit, President Barack Obama sat down with Russian civil society activi...

Obama Plans To Meet Gay Activists In Russia

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 09.03.2013 | Gay Voices

MOSCOW -- Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights activists said Tuesday they have been invited to meet with President Barack Obama on the sidel...

Obama Faces Gay Rights Clash In Big Trip

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

DAKAR, Senegal — Laying bare a clash of cultures, President Barack Obama on Thursday urged African leaders to extend equal rights to gays and le...

Obama Urges Congress To Pass Anti-Discrimination Measure

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Thursday marked Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month by calling on Congress to pass legislation ...

Obama To Visit Homophobic Culture During Prop 8, DOMA Rulings

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.31.2013 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's trip to Africa next month may result in a stark juxtaposition between the growing power of the gay rights movem...

Elise Foley

White House: Immigration Reform Could Exclude Gay Couples

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that the president supports LGBT inclusion in immigration reform, but wouldn't reje...

Sam Stein

Obama Calls Jason Collins After NBA Player Comes Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama called Jason Collins on Monday to express his gratitude after the NBA player publicly announced that he is gay, t...

'Please Help Me: I Have Not Come Out, And I'm Not Sure I Want To'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Americans hold dear the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But for gay people trapped in the closet under fear of losing their jobs, life offers anything but liberty and happiness.

Michelangelo Signorile

Texas State Rep: Gay Marriage Puts U.S. 'On Road To Dust Bin Of History'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.14.2013 | Gay Voices

At the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md. today, Texas GOP Representative Louie Gohmert reacted to over 100 Republicans ...

Michelangelo Signorile

Gay California Congressman Is 'Optimistic' Obama Will File Prop 8 Brief

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.12.2013 | Gay Voices

With less than a day before the deadline runs out, openly gay Congressman Mark Takano again urged President Obama to file an amicus brief with the U.S...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Circumvents Gridlocked Congress To Advance LGBT Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Don't expect any landmark gay rights bills in the 113th Congress. The GOP-controlled House of Representatives continues to use taxpayer ...

I Was Just the Seat-Holder: Gay Military Families at the SOTU

Tracey Hepner | Posted 04.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Tracey Hepner

I was invited to be at the State of the Union with the First Lady, but I was holding the seat for countless military spouses, across all branches of service, and their family members.

Warren, Others Pressure Obama To Act On Key Issue

The Washington Post | Greg Sargent | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

President Obama has talked a lot lately about using his executive authority to circumvent Congress when it fails to act on pressing issues. He has als...

Gay Rights Mention In State Of The Union?

Lila Shapiro | Posted 04.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Lila Shapiro

Hopes are high among gay rights advocates that Obama will say something about LGBT rights in his State of the Union address tonight at 9:00 PM. WIll h...