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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.

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.

Critics Claim President Lincoln Guilty of Political Pandering in Emancipation Proclamation

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Today President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing 3 million slaves. Critics of the President were quick to condemn his action. The town crier shouted that that this was further evidence of the President's war on families.

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.

Constitution Check: Did President Obama Endorse a Constitutional Right to Same-Sex Marriage?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 07.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Lyle Denniston

There are four ways that a legal right of same-sex couples to enter civil marriage could be created and apply to all states -- two methods under the Constitution, and two by act of Congress.

Jennifer Bendery

Biden Spokeswoman: VP 'Never Intended To Distract' From Obama's Leadership On Gay Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden didn't mean to get out in front of the president on same-sex marriage when he publicly embraced the issue earli...

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.

Franklin Graham: Obama Has 'Shaken His Fist' At God

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

Evangelist Franklin Graham said in a statement Thursday that President Barack Obama had "shaken his fist" at God when he affirmed his support for same...

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.

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...

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.

Some Thoughts On President Obama's Politically Darwinian Evolution On Civil Marriage Rights

David Groshoff | Posted 07.09.2012 | Gay Voices
David Groshoff

What does all this boil down to legally in the short term? Not much. Little will change immediately at the federal level because of the president's statement today, but it's doubtless psychologically meaningful for many people.

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...

Obama Voices Support For Gay Marriage In ABC Interview

Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Ending months of equivocation, President Barack Obama declared his support for gay marriage on Wedne...