Obama’s LGBT Record 2011

Obama's LGBT Record 2011President 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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2011

Jan 25 — Healthcare.gov released a memo highlighting the benefits of the Affordable Care Act for LGBT Americans.

Feb 23 — “Declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and announced the administration will no longer defend it in court.”

ABC World News with Diane Sawyer : Obama’s Stance Changes on Defense of Marriage Act 2/23/11

Mar 10 — “Hosted first-ever White House Conference on Bullying Prevention in America’s schools.”


Mar 16 — Senator Feinstein Introduces DOMA Repeal Legislation “Respect for Marriage Act”.


Mar 31 — “Completed an Institute of Medicine study on LGBT health, the first of its kind.”

Mar 31 — Names openly gay Alison J. Nathan as Nominee for the United States District Court.

May 27 — “Issued guidance to foster safer working environments for transgender federal employees.”

May 31 — Presidential Proclamation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Pride Month, 2011

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.

Jul 19 — “Endorsed the Respect for Marriage Act, a legislative effort to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.”


Jul 22 — Statement by the President on Certification of Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

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 Clifford Stanley – Pentagon: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy Repealed.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.”

Aug 19 — “Supported lesbian widow Edith Windsor in her suit against DOMA.”

From February 23, 2011 ACLU Client Edie Windsor sees promise…

Sep 15 — “Ended the Social Security Administration’s gender ‘no–match’ letters.”

President Obama Repeals “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” – Veterans speak

Sep 20 — “Implemented the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.'”

Sep 30 — “Permitted military chaplains to officiate same-sex marriages where legal.”

Oct 1 — “Addressed the annual Human Rights Campaign dinner for the second time.”


Oct 13 — “Alison Nathan becomes second openly gay appointee to be confirmed to the federal bench under President Obama’s nomination.”

Oct 20 — “Awarded Citizens’ Medal to Janice Langbehn, lesbian mother whose story paved the way for hospital visitation rights for same-sex couples.”


Oct 31 — “Included specific data on health needs of lesbian and bisexual women in the Health Resources and Services Administration’s ‘Women’s Health USA 2011’ federal report.”

Nov 1 — “In his presidential proclamation of National Adoption Month, President Obama called for equal treatment for same-sex adoptive parents.”

Dec 1 — “On World AIDS Day, recommitted the U.S. to creating an AIDS–free generation.”


Dec 6 — “Created first-ever U.S. government strategy dedicated to combating human rights abuses against LGBT persons abroad.”

Dec 6 — “Gay Rights Are Human Rights” Speech by Secretary Clinton.

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