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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 In 2011 Barack Obama's administration repealed the DADT policy and the following year he formally stated he supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.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 defiant Kentucky clerk also maintained that her opposition to same-sex marriage 'was never a gay or lesbian issue.' 

January 15 2016 2:32 PM

From his vantage point one row behind First Lady Michelle Obama, the man whose lawsuit changed marriage in America offers his view of 'the speech.'

January 13 2016 5:48 PM

Antigay Kentucky clerk Kim Davis said she attended the president's final State of the Union address to 'be an encouragement to all Christians.'

January 13 2016 8:46 AM

Republican Jim Jordan of Ohio learned how his name was inexorably linked to the antigay Kentucky clerk the absolutely worst way: a reporter told him.

January 12 2016 8:52 PM

Marriage equality plaintiff Jim Obergefell's attendance at the State of the Union address is a slap in the face to 50 million Americans whose votes against same-sex marriage were 'stolen by the Supreme Court,' says NOM. 

January 12 2016 5:10 PM

Eric Fanning, who would be the first openly gay head of a U.S. military branch, has seen his nomination held up by a dispute over the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison.

January 11 2016 9:39 PM

Ryan Reyes and Obergefell are two gay men who dedicated themselves to greater causes after losing the loves of their lives.

January 10 2016 2:01 PM
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