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Jennifer Bendery

Republicans Have Zero Reaction To Obama's Historic LGBT Order

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday making it illegal for federal contractors to fire or harass employees based...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Finally Ready To Sign Executive Order Targeting LGBT Job Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday will sign an executive order banning workplace discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transg...

Amanda Terkel

LGBT Job Applicants Less Likely To Be Called Back For Interviews With Federal Contractors

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees were 23 percent less likely to be called back for interviews with federal contractors w...

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...

Jennifer Bendery

Fired, Harassed LGBT Workers Wonder Why Obama Won't 'Stick His Neck Out' On ENDA

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama made a big splash on Tuesday with two executive orders relating to equal pay for women. But for all his talk abou...

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid Clears Way For Obama To Sign ENDA Executive Order

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday cleared the way for President Barack Obama to use executive action to ban workplac...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama's Big Plan On ENDA: Hope John Boehner Changes His Mind

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Friday again signaled that President Barack Obama has no plans to take executive action to ban...

Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi: 'Of Course' Obama Should Take Executive Action On LGBT Workplace Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House has been mum on whether President Barack Obama is prepared to take executive action to ban workplace discrimination agai...

Amanda Terkel

Where's Obama's Executive Action On LGBT Workplace Inequality?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Barack Obama will announce plans to sign an executive order to raise the mini...

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid Gives Big Boost To Anti-Discrimination Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that he'll co-sponsor the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a major boost for ...

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 And Department Of Defense Release Statements Commemorating Pride Month

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.05.2013 | Gay Voices

The Office of the Press Secretary has released President Obama's proclamation for June to be observed as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT...

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 ...

Married, But Not Married

Glenn Michael Gordon | Posted 12.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Glenn Michael Gordon

Even if you could be certain that a particular candidate would be better for the economy, would you still vote for him if he threatened to put an end to your marriage, prevent you from receiving survivor benefits, and risk your losing your home?

WATCH: Mary J. Blige Voices Support For Gay Marriage

Posted 09.07.2012 | Gay Voices

She's always been an ardent lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocate, but during her appearance at the Democratic National Conven...

Obama Endorsed By LGBT Magazine

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics

The country's oldest LGBT magazine issued its first presidential endorsement in decades on Friday, throwing its support behind President Barack Obama ...

Jennifer Bendery

Transgender Man Pops The Question At White House LGBT Reception

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.18.2012 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- A transgender man made a bold move on Friday during an extravagant White House reception in honor of LGBT Pride Month: he dropped down o...

Obama LGBT Fundraiser Joke Blown Out Of Proportion

Posted 06.08.2012 | Black Voices

Did President Obama reference oral sex with his wife in a speech to gay activists yesterday? No, he didn't -- but that didn't stop some news sites fro...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama Campaign Courts Voters On Gay Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's reelection campaign will not ignore Republican voters as it conducts a national outreach effort targeting the lesbian, gay, b...

Amanda Terkel

LGBT, Religious Leaders Reportedly Heard From Obama After ABC Interview

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's decision to announce his support for marriage equality on Wednesday was a tightly kept secret, even within the ...

Local Leaders React To Obama's Big Announcement

Robin Wilkey | Posted 05.10.2012 | San Francisco

President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to openly support same-sex marriage on Wednesday. In an interview with ABC, Obama cleare...

Another LA Stop For Obama: LGBT Fundraiser At The SLS

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.07.2012 | Los Angeles

President Barack Obama will soon have a new arena to test out his "evolving" views on same-sex marriage -- the annual LGBT Leadership Council's gala, ...

Jennifer Bendery

White House Defends No Order Protecting Gay Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney faced a barrage of questions on Thursday about why President Barack Obama won't use his executive...

Sam Stein

Democratic Governors Warn Obama Campaign To Avoid Focusing On Social Issues

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some of the nation's top Democratic governors are urging party leadership to avoid getting consumed by social issues, even as focusing o...

Amanda Terkel

Senators Back Adding Marriage Equality To Democratic Party Platform

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two of President Obama's national campaign co-chairs called on the Democratic Party to endorse marriage equality in its platform on Tues...