Obama’s LGBT Record 2009
President Obama is the most pro-gay president in the history of the United States. The accomplishments (still being) racked up for the LGBT community are significant milestones in the history of the progress towards greater equality. It will be very difficult to ever exceed this much support.
I Challenge you to honestly read each and every single one of these accomplishments and declarations and really think about it. Don’t just skim through! Some very important things have changed thanks to President Obama. See for yourself what has been done. The following list of declarations, actions and accomplishments are still happening and have been brought together from the various sources on the internet and from Obama/Biden’s website Progress For LGBT Americans. Remember to check back on this post periodically to get all the latest updates.
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Jan 19 — President-elect Barack Obama visits an emergency homeless shelter for teenagers in the nation’s capital as part of his commitment to the Martin Luther King Day of Service.
Jun 17 — “Ordered the federal government to extend key benefits to same–sex partners of federal employees.”
Jun 29 — “Hosted the first-ever White House LGBT Pride reception.”
Aug 12 — “Awarded the highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom, to Billie Jean King and Harvey Milk.”
Oct 10 — Delivered the keynote address at the 13th annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner
Oct 21 — “Created a National Resource Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders.”
Oct 28 — “Signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law.”
Oct 28 — “President Obama’s Remarks at White House Hate Crimes Act Reception