They also encourage press coverage of their protest actions. But there may be another beneficiary in this equation: Jump to main content. In Februarythe U. These actions have included:
And the progress the Administration has made mirrors the changing views of the American people, who recognize that fairness and justice demand equality for all, including LGBT Americans.
The political perks of being ‘The First Gay President’
Barack Obama misled Americans for his own political benefit when he claimed in the election to oppose same sex marriage for religious reasons, his former political strategist David Axelrod writes in a new book, Believer: Supporting LGBT Health In JunePresident Obama issued a directive on same-sex domestic partner benefits, opening the door for the State Department to extend the full range of legally available benefits and allowances to same-sex domestic partners of members of the Foreign Service sent to serve abroad. Inwhen he was running for the Illinois Senate, Obama stated that he favored allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed. Jump to main content. From major legislative achievements to historic court victories to important policy changes, the President has fought to promote the equal rights of all Americans — no matter who they are or who they love. Once the residence of noted gay rights activist Henry Gerber, the home was where the nation's first chartered LGBT rights organization, the Society for Human Rights, was formed in I can tell you that first hand.
The guidance serves two key purposes. After the Supreme Court issued a decision in Obergerfell v. Department of Health and Human Services HHS collaborated with five other federal departments to establish a federal task force on bullying. Inwhen he was running for the Illinois Senate, Obama stated that he favored allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed. Axelrod writes that he knew Obama was in favor of same-sex marriages during the first presidential campaign, even as Obama publicly said he only supported civil unions, not full marriages.