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 In 2011 Barack Obama's administration repealed the DADT policy and the following year he formally stated he supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.

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

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

The out CNN anchor moderated a contentious meeting in which President Obama defended his executive order on gun control.

January 08 2016 9:06 AM

President Obama sees a parallel in the changes needed to curb violence and the long, unfinished battle for LGBT equality.

January 06 2016 4:48 PM
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