President Barack Obama

GLAAD celebrates LGBT victories across the country

GLAAD is rejoicing for the gains made for LGBT Americans in this election. Wins in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, (almost Washington), LGBT and allied candidates across the country.

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70K signatures delivered by fired gay scout leader - and employees who resigned in protest - to California Scout Council

This week, former Camp Winton Program Director Alex Hayes and 22-year-old gay Eagle Scout Tim Griffin delivered more than 70,000 signatures to the Golden Empire Boy Scouts Council urging the council to reinstate Griffin and reject the Boy Scouts' policy banning gay scouts and leaders.

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August 8, 2012

President Obama announces opposition Boy Scouts' ban on gay scouts and scout leaders

As pressure grows for the Boy Scouts to end their ban on gay scouts and leaders, a spokesperson for President Obama announced that the President opposes the Boy Scouts of America's policy of discrimination, joining Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

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President Obama Nominates Out Lesbian Chinese American to Federal Bench

President Obama has nominated out lesbian civil-rights prosecutor Pamela Ki Mai Chen for a judicial seat on the U.S, District Court of the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn.

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May 15, 2012

Jay-Z Speaks Out in Support of Marriage Equality

In a recent CNN interview, rapper Jay-Z spoke out in favor of President Obama’s endorsement of marriage equality for same-sex couples.
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May 14, 2012

Civil Rights Leaders Speak Out in Support of Obama's Stance on Marriage

Several civil rights leaders have been outspoken about their unwavering support of Obama’s endorsement for marriage for same-sex couples in the last week.
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May 10, 2012

Religious Leaders Respond to President Obama's Support for Marriage Equality

LGBT and allied faith leaders from around the country responded quickly to

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May 10, 2012

Celebrities Speak Out on Twitter About Obama's Endorsement of Marriage Equality

Following President Barack Obama's historic announcement yesterday, celebrities are weighing in on their support as well.
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May 9, 2012

Ellen Commends President Obama's Announcement in Support of Marriage Equality

Ellen DeGeneres today on her talk show thanked President Obama for his support of marriage equality.
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Obama Administration Addresses Need for Protections and Equality for LGBT People Worldwide

Yesterday marked a historic moment in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history as the Obama Administration expressed its commitment to ensuring the human rights of all people, including LGBT people.

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