Obama’s LGBT Record 2012
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.
Due to the load time for videos, the full record is divided into individual years. Click on the Year, Next, or Previous.
Jan 28 — “Announced HUD’s new rule protecting against housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.”
Feb 2 — “Announced White House LGBT Conference Series to address issues affecting LGBT Americans, including health, housing, and safety.”
Feb 7 — “Promoted equal access to quality health care by enabling searches for health plans with same-sex partner benefits on Healthcare.gov.”
Feb 13 — “Proposed a 2013 federal budget for an economy built to last, including providing security for the LGBT community.”
Mar 5 — “Ensured transgender veterans receive respectful care according to their true gender through the Veterans Health Administration.”
Mar 15 — “Michael Fitzgerald, fourth openly gay nominee under President Obama, is confirmed to the federal bench in California.”
Mar 16 — “Came out against North Carolina’s Amendment 1, which would prohibit same-sex marriage in the state.”
Mar 9 — Hundreds of advocates, community organizers, and interested members of the public participate in an important dialogue with the Obama Administration in Detroit, Michigan at the White House LGBT Conference on Housing & Homelessness.
Apr 3 — Secretary Arne Duncan speaks for the White House LGBT Safe Schools and Communities Conference.
Apr 4 — Over 400 students, teachers, parents, community advocates, law enforcement officers, and elected officials join senior leaders of the Obama Administration at the University of Texas at Arlington for a day-long conversation about safety and security for LGBT people.
May 9 — The day after the passage of the North Carolina state ban on all non traditional man + woman marriages including gay marriage, President Obama and Vice President Biden openly came out for Gay Marraige.
Here is the CBN interview from 2007 in which then-Illinois Senator Obama declares his support for gay marriage as an issue of equality.
May 14 — The Obama Administration announces plans to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
May 15 — President Obama appears on “The View”:
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May 21 — The White House Office of Public Engagement and the Family Equality Council will co-host an event focusing on the unique needs of LGBT families and children.
Jun 1 — Presidential Proclamation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Pride Month, 2012
Jun 15 — President Obama holds Gay Pride Month Reception at White House
Jun 26 — Pentagon Celebrates Gay Pride For First Time.
Jul 19 — The White House honors ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things across the country to ensure safety, dignity, and equality for the LGBT community.
Sep 25 — President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama appear on “The View”:
Oct 25 — Obama Endorses Marriage Equality … Three Times (Washington, Maryland, & Maine)
Nov 20 — White House observes Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Dec 29 — Obama urges passage of Illinois marriage equality
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