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Obama Quotes Harvey Milk, Touts Banning Conversion Therapy At DNC LGBT Gala

By The Seattle Lesbian

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REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT DNC LGBT GALA
Gotham Hall, New York, New York
5:57 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, New York! (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, Democrats! Thank you, New York! (Applause.) Thank you. Everybody, sit down. Obergefell. (Applause.) Just to be clear. It is good to be in New York. (Applause.) Although, I do apologize — this week is rough for...

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Obama: ‘I’m Hopeful the Supreme Court Comes to the Right Decision’ on Marriage Equality

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Following his up-tempo State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama is putting his money where his mouth is regarding LGBT rights in America.

In a meeting Thursday at The White House, Obama said: “I will tell you peoples’ hearts have opened up on this issue. I think people know that treating folks unfairly, even if you disagree with their lifestyle choice, the fact of the matter is...

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Human Rights First: Obama Missed Chance to Discuss Human Rights at Meetings with African Leaders

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As African heads of state gather Wednesday at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Human Rights First expressed disappointment that human rights principles and civil society leaders are not fully incorporated into a meeting focused on investment opportunities in Africa. The organization believes that human rights protections are fundamental principles for a secure and stable environment necessary for...

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Remarks by President Obama at the DNC LGBT Gala in New York

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As released by the White House.

Gotham Hall
New York, New York
7:36 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Edith, Robbie, thanks for the wonderfully brief introduction. (Laughter.) I mean that sincerely. The day that the Supreme Court issued its ruling, United States v. Windsor, was a great day for America, a clear victory for human decency and equality and justice and freedom. So we thank you for your courage...

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Obama Makes Second Inaugural Address a Landmark Moment for LGBT Equality

 

President Obama just concluded what was arguably the most inclusive inaugural address ever delivered by any president. Of particular note was his inclusion of a direct call for marriage equality for gays and lesbians, reflecting the milestone from last May when he became the first president of the United States to ever make such an endorsement:

We, the people, declare today that the most...

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Obama Says He Will Accelerate Gay Rights

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US President Barack Obama has outlined achievements by his administration in efforts to give homosexual people more rights.

Mr Obama, who has been criticised for the lack of action on such issues as gay marriage and the right to serve in the military, told gay supporters on Sunday morning he would fight for their causes and renewed a pledge to end restrictions on their...

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