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 In 2011 Barack Obama's administration repealed the DADT policy and the following year he formally stated he supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.

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

Oklahoma Republicans want to impeach President Obama for protecting trans students. But first they want to make sure no God-fearing Christian student is forced to share a bathroom with a trans classmate. 

May 20 2016 6:25 PM

Rep. Bill Flores called the administration's support of trans students “blatant executive overreach.”

May 19 2016 10:18 AM Updated

The Donald says he finds transgender rights to be a "very interesting subject," but he does not support the Obama administration's federal transgender directive.

May 17 2016 3:40 PM

The president issues a strong statement on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

May 17 2016 2:45 PM
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