Obama’s LGBT Record 2011
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 25 — Healthcare.gov released a memo highlighting the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for LGBT Americans.
Mar 16 — Senator Feinstein Introduces DOMA Repeal Legislation “Respect for Marriage Act”.
Mar 31 — Names openly gay Alison J. Nathan as Nominee for the United States District Court.
Jun 29 — “President Obama makes remarks at an event to observe LGBT Pride Month at the White House”
Jul 1 — Supported Karen Golinski’s case against DOMA.
Under Secretary of Defense Dr. Clifford Stanley – Pentagon: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy Repealed.
Think Progress: Highlights from DADT repeal certification conference.
Aug 18 — “Clarified the meaning of ‘family’ to include LGBT relationships, helping to protect bi-national families threatened by deportation.”
- Top Eight Pro-Lgbt Arguments in the Obama Administration’s Anti-DOMA Brief
- Top Five Homophobic Statements From Boehner’s DOMA Briefs
From February 23, 2011 ACLU Client Edie Windsor sees promise…
Sep 15 — “Ended the Social Security Administration’s gender ‘no–match’ letters.”
Oct 1 — “Addressed the annual Human Rights Campaign dinner for the second time.”
Oct 20 — “Awarded Citizens’ Medal to Janice Langbehn, lesbian mother whose story paved the way for hospital visitation rights for same-sex couples.”