That’s right! It’s your turn Obama. You kicked off your 2012 campaign today…better start supporting gay marriage before that election.
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.
The Human Rights Campaign is urging President Obama to support marriage equality for all Americans. This comes after the President’s comment in December that his views were “evolving.”
It is time for the President to stand against bigotry and discrimination in our laws and to repeal DOMA. Please take a moment of your time and tell President Obama that you support full marriage equality for all Americans.
Several Republicans joined the Senate Democrats in supporting DADT repeal and it was passed 65-31!
Now the bill moves on to President Obama, who has promised to sign it into law!
Sometimes, my faith in our government is restored. I am so glad we are doing the right thing and allowing our LGBT soldiers to serve openly and honorably.
In his response to the election, President Obama said:
Sometimes we lose track of the ways that we connected with folks that got us here in the first place.
I think he was talking about the LGBT community that wholeheartedly supported him during his election. The same LGBT community that only got the hate crimes law they were promised. After all this time, I hope he plans to pass ENDA, end DADT, and maybe even work on repealing DOMA. Otherwise, I don’t see him winning the gay vote again…which could really hurt his changes for reelection.