Archive for the ‘Pres. Barack Obama’ Category

Tell Obama to Support Marriage Equality

January 15, 2011

Sign this HRC petition to urge President Obama to state his support for marriage equality. It just takes a minute!

Will Military Equality Lead to Marriage Equality?

December 24, 2010

Dan Choi, a leader in the fight against "Don't Ask Don't Tell," with his boyfriend

Some historians say that the racial integration of U.S. military forces helped pave the way for the broader Civil Rights movement. Could the end of the military’s ban on LGBT soldiers have a similar effect?

It’s worth noting that in the wake of the passage of the the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” repeal both President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have signaled greater openness to the idea of marriage equality.

First Obama said that his view on the subject is “constantly evolving.”

And today, Biden called same-sex marriage “inevitable.”

President States Recommitment to LGBT Issues

June 23, 2010

The Obama Adminsitration today extended famaily medical leave protections to same-sex households. In a Pride reception, he also recommitted himself to the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and the military ban, as well as the passage of the Employee Non-Discrimination Act. Watch the entire speech here:

Dump DOMA!

May 6, 2010

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Freedom to Marry has set up an easy online form to let you write to President Obama to let him know that you want to hold him accountable to his campaign pledge to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. Passed in 1996, DOMA wrote discrimination against same-sex couples into law.

Take action to undo it now! And don’t forget to include in your letter a statement about your religious basis for opposing DOMA.

Obama Orders Hospital Rights for Couples

April 16, 2010

Pres. Barack Obama

President Obama has issued a presidential order that will make it easier for same-sex couples to visit one another in hospitals and to make medical decisions on one another’s behalf. Read the details here.