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Obama Lgbt Rights

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...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Administration Orders Some Insurers To Cover Gay Spouses

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Legally married same-sex couples just gained a little more recognition in the eyes of the federal government. The Department of Healt...

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

Obama Jabs Putin, Picks Openly Gay Delegates For Winter Olympics In Russia

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced his delegates to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. And, in what may be a thumb...

Obama Praises Hawaii On Gay Marriage Passage

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama praised Hawaii's state legislature Tuesday for passing a bill allowing same-sex marriage in the Aloha State. "I’ve always...

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 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 ...

No Apology

Sarah S. Kilborne | Posted 03.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Sarah S. Kilborne

Several have noted the president's unapologetic tone in his second inaugural address. With the whole world watching, it was a call to action to end discrimination against gay and lesbian Americans. For that we can be proud. I know I am.

By Linking Stonewall With Seneca Falls And Selma, Obama Reminds Us That LGBT Rights Are Civil Rights

Waymon Hudson | Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

With one thundering line President Obama gave recognition to the commonality of our civil rights struggles, from women's suffrage to African-American civil rights to LGBT equality. He took the LGBT community's fight for equality and folded it completely into the fabric of what America means.

President Obama's History-Making Gay Rights Inaugural Speech

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

By referring to the Stonewall riots in the same sentence as Seneca Falls and Selma, Obama put the LGBT rights struggle within the context of the great civil rights movements in American history. When the first African-American president says that discrimination is discrimination, that is profound.

Petition President Obama To Enact LGBT Equality Now!

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 03.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

We think it's time that Obama use his authority to demonstrate that the federal government will finally begin to offer LGBT Americans equal treatment under the law by enacting executive orders, amending existing ones and promoting legislation that sets a government-wide precedent for equality.

Back To Work: All Eyes On Full LGBT Equality

Joe Sudbay | Posted 01.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Sudbay

We all know that Election Day, including the reelection of President Obama, was historic for LGBT Americans. Now we need to translate those results into tangible, concrete change.

It's About Time: Marriage Equality, The Gender Gap, RuPaul And The Reelection Of President Obama

Janet Mason | Posted 01.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Janet Mason

My mother raised me right. I have always looked beyond my own life to have compassion for others. Even considering my own interests, I find that there are reasons to have voted Democratic in this election other than feminism and LGBT equality.

Check Out The Best LGBT Moments Of The Week

Posted 11.11.2012 | Gay Voices

With so much hate continually aimed at the LGBT community, we like to take a moment every once in a while to highlight some of the good news we featur...

What America's Top LGBT Leaders Think Obama Must Do Next

David Badash | Posted 01.09.2013 | Gay Voices
David Badash

I asked 10 of America's top LGBT leaders what they are thinking. From GLAAD to HRC to GetEQUAL, leaders from some of the most active organizations, along with independent and grassroots activists and opinion shapers, shared with me their thoughts and plans for "Obama 2.0."

There's No Going Back!

Lorri L. Jean | Posted 01.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Lorri L. Jean

What a difference four years make! In the progress of social justice movements, it's rare to see change happen this quickly, but the tide of LGBT civil rights has turned. Tuesday's election is historic for everyone who supports our country's principles of freedom and justice.

On LGBT Equality, It's Very Clear Where The Trend Lines Are Going

Joe Sudbay | Posted 01.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Sudbay

The arc of the moral universe bent a bit more toward justice on Tuesday. The president helped move the issue of LGBT equality forward -- and his reelection campaign was helped by moving it along, too. There's a new conventional wisdom: LGBT equality is a winning issue.

Obama 2.0: What A Difference Four Years Make!

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 01.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

When Obama says he'll fight for your family, he means all our families -- including LGBT families. Today we celebrate the reelection of a president who has not only given us change we can believe in but who has given us progress to take heart in.

Our First Election Out Of The Closet

Guy Branum | Posted 01.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Guy Branum

We're used to hiding: hiding externally to protect ourselves from the hostility of others, and hiding in our own heads from reminders of a world that rejects us. But times have changed. President Obama has come out in support of us. We have to come out in support of ourselves, too.

Family And Politics, Sister And Brother, Republican And Democrat

James Stack | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
James Stack

Some people may think it odd that the person I'm closest to in my family, my sister, is a Republican -- and not just any Republican. She has informed me of each time the Romneys have visited her home, and she told me that she will be with them in Boston on election night.

The Great Gay Election Of 2012

Todd Fernandez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Todd Fernandez

If all the many millions of LGBT Americans vote this year, 2012 will be the year that we liberated ourselves from oppression while also liberating America in many ways. With one vote, one year, we will pull together to protect all political minorities and the very ideals of our nation.

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.

Jewish And Gay: One Choice In This Election

Stuart Milk | Posted 12.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Stuart Milk

The Jewish community has been involved in every major civil rights fight in American history. We know that those who marginalize and diminish any minority group should put us all on alert. The struggle for LGBT equality is no different.

Obama: Four More Years

Tracy Baim | Posted 12.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Tracy Baim

I personally support Barack Obama for president of the United States. I have studied him since 1996, and I have watched him do what he says, even when the tasks are very hard. He has more to do, and he deserves more time to complete his agenda.