Equality is a moral imperative. In Illinois, I co-sponsored a fully inclusive bill that prohibited discrimination on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity, extending protection to the workplace, housing, and places of public accommodation. In the U.
On Monday, January 21, U. President Barack Obama will be sworn in for his second term during an inauguration ceremony in Washington, D. As Obama and his team prepare for another four years, it seems appropriate to look back on his first term.
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President Barack Obama's administration has taken the US gay rights revolution global, using American embassies across the world as outposts in a struggle that still hasn't been won at home. Sometimes US advice and encouragement is condemned as unacceptable meddling. And sometimes it can seem to backfire, increasing the pressure on those it is meant to help.
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The policy prohibited military personnel from discriminating against or harassing closeted homosexual or bisexual service members or applicants, while barring openly gaylesbianor bisexual persons from military service. This relaxation of legal restrictions on service by gays and lesbians in the armed forces was mandated by United States federal law Pub. The act prohibited any homosexual or bisexual person from disclosing their sexual orientation or from speaking about any homosexual relationships, including marriages or other familial attributes, while serving in the United States armed forces.
Obama campaigner Eric Stern told journalist Lisa Keen that he and his allies are all about the Texans:. What really makes theses ads important, is the fact that it is the first time in any presidential campaign, let alone a primary, for there to be an LGBT specific message in an ad. There were LGBT press ad buys in but the message was the same message being placed in traditional media.
Please add your name to our open letter to the President below asking him to come out in support of full marriage equality for LGBT Americans. In the wake of today's historic court decision on Proposition 8, it's time for President Obama to support full marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. Today's news comes on the heels of last month's decision by a federal district court in Massachusetts finding DOMA unconstitutional.
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