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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 In 2011 Barack Obama's administration repealed the DADT policy and the following year he formally stated he supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.

Shortly after Hillary Clinton became the presumptive Democratic nominee, President Obama has endorsed her. 

June 09 2016 2:12 PM

Struggling to understand what bathroom transgender people should use? President Obama has a simple test: Imagine your child was trans and needed to go potty at school. 

June 02 2016 3:42 PM Updated

Just days away from the one year anniversary of marriage equality, supporters want the birthplace of LGBT pride to be recognized for its place in history.

June 02 2016 12:31 AM

In the last Pride Month proclamation of his presidency, the president urges Americans to eliminate prejudice and celebrate diversity.

May 31 2016 7:14 PM

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton went on Fox News to explain why his state, along with 10 others, is suing the Obama administration over a trans student guidance. 

10:21 AM

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant plans to join 11 other states in a lawsuit over a guidance document on the treatment of transgender students. 

May 26 2016 6:13 PM

The suit was filed against federal guidance issued this month that suggests public schools that receive federal funding should respect the gender identity of transgender students.

May 25 2016 3:06 PM Updated
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