The president condemned 'twisted' religion that harms gay people.
While there is no one way to register unhappiness with Russia's laws and antigay violence, some are much colder than others.
People around the world are still persecuted for 'who they love,' said the president when remarking on progress still to be made.
Now that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act has passed the U.S. Senate, it's up to the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to get the long-languishing legislation to President Obama's desk intact.
The unanimous Senate confirmation makes Todd Hughes the highest-ranking openly gay federal judge.
At a press conference in Sweden, President Obama affirms solidarity with Russian LGBT people.