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Barack Obama

The latest on Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States and the first black president to be elected. His influence concerning the LGBT rights movement has been detrimental in furthering equality. Under his presidency, the first openly gay U.S. courts of appeal was elected and he also nominated the six openly gay judges serving at the federal court level. In 2011 Barack Obama's administration repealed the DADT policy and the following year he formally stated he supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.

The president's legacy will include designating the first LGBT monument.

June 25 2016 6:00 AM

Stonewall's designation as a national monument comes less than two weeks after tragedy.

June 24 2016 12:46 PM Updated

President Obama called the attack "an act of hate" and challenged those who oppose gun restrictions to meet with families of victims.

June 16 2016 5:29 PM Updated

Watch the president angrily denounce the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, then Trump tell a North Carolina rally Obama should have saved that outrage for the Orlando killer.

June 14 2016 10:28 PM

"We currently do not have any information that a foreign terrorist group directed the attack inĀ Orlando," said the president, calling the killer of 49 people "self-radicalized."

June 14 2016 1:23 PM

The investigation is ongoing, but Obama is already sure of a few things.

June 12 2016 3:10 PM Updated

President Obama celebrated gains in LGBT rights and urged further activism at the White House Pride Month reception.

June 10 2016 12:16 AM
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