Jump to main content. Supporting LGBT Health In June , President 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. The party of men: Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act ENDA , proposed legislation that would prohibit discrimination in hiring and employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, remains mired in Congress, as it has been for more than four decades. It was not only a matter of the mechanics of the law. But "from about-faces on radical sex ed to abortion policy, the White House is turning the Health and Human Services into a virtual promise-keeping factory.
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Nov Lobbyist influence comes from access, not money. Obama won roughly an equal share of votes among straight voters nationwide, exit polls showed. Dec ObamaCare and RomneyCare both expand private insurance. Jan Lower corporate tax rate; pay for it by closing loopholes. Jul Important to undo the damage of the last seven years.
The Advocate, a leading gay and lesbian magazine asked President Obama who had most profoundly influenced his ideas about gays and lesbians, the second person he named - after his mother - was Lawrence Goldyn. I said my parents knew him and they thought he was kind of a jerk. Little do they know that one week later, Obama will win a landslide victory over Clinton in South Carolina and nail down two major endorsements, from President John F. To a large degree, Obama's shift on the subject exemplifies the nation's evolving views.
Department of Education hosted five summits on strategies for protecting students, including LGBT students, from bullying and harassment. The Department of Education this month said that it would no longer investigate transgender students' complaints about access to bathrooms. At the same time, the White House was working in countless smaller ways to expand gay rights in housing assistance, hospital visitation and other areas. Want more updates from Amanda Terkel? As conservatives saw they were losing the fight on marriage equality, they began pushing so-called religious freedom bills in states, such as the one Pence signed in Indiana. I, personally, would not have expected it in his first term.