That’s right! It’s your turn Obama. You kicked off your 2012 campaign today…better start supporting gay marriage before that election.
In a 3-2 vote last week that fell along party lines, a House panel decided to defend DOMA in court. The House will take over this responsibility after the White House and Department of Justice determined the law to be unconstitutional and therefore indefensible in court.
Boehner claims it is President Obama’s responsibility to defend the discriminatory law and that he is merely stepping up to do what the president will not. Nancy Pelosi, who voted against the measure to defend DOMA, point out that the House defense of the law will cost millions in taxpayer dollars.
President Obama announced Jeremy Bernard will be the first man, and the first openly gay person, to be the White House social secretary.
Jeremy shares our vision for the White House as the People’s House, one that celebrates our history and culture in dynamic and inclusive ways. We look forward to Jeremy continuing to showcase America’s arts and culture to our nation and the world through the many events at the White House.
President Obama has appointed more openly LGBT American to his administration than any other US President.
After President Obama ended his defense of DOMA in federal courts this week, Speaker Boehner and other Republican leaders are stepping in to defend the discriminatory law.
Republicans are being pressured by right-wing groups to use taxpayer dollars to defend DOMA. Do not let this happen!
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TAKE ACTION NOW! It is time to DITCH DOMA!
Today, on the recommendation of the Attorney General, Preside Obama declared that discrimination based on sexual orientation should be presumed unconstitutional.
In response, the Department of Justice has concluded that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional and indefensible.
This means the Department of Justice will no longer defend DOMA in court, and may have greater implications for the marriage equality trials already in the courts.
President Obama in response to the murder of David Kato, an LGBT activist in Uganda:
LGBT rights are not special rights; they are human rights. My Administration will continue to strongly support human rights and assistance work on behalf of LGBT persons abroad. We do this because we recognize the threat faced by leaders like David Kato, and we share their commitment to advancing freedom, fairness, and equality for all.
Thank you Mr. President!
This Tuesday, federal regulations go into effects that require all hospitals participating in Medicaid and Medicare programs (which is almost every hospital in America) to permit patients to designate which visitors they wish to allow and prohibit discrimination in visitation on many factors, including sexual orientation and gender identity.
This is the result of President Obama’s presidential memorandum in April 2010 that directs the Department of Health and Human Services to develop regulations protecting hospital visitation rights.
Thank you President Obama!
If you are interested, the Human Rights Campaign has created a Hospital Visitation Guide for LGBT Families.