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 In 2011 Barack Obama's administration repealed the DADT policy and the following year he formally stated he supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.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

Holder Announces Equal Justice for Transgender Workers

The attorney general says the Civil Rights Act of 1964 covers discrimination based on gender identity.

WATCH: AIDS-Free Generation Within Reach, Says Obama

WATCH: AIDS-Free Generation Within Reach, Says Obama

But for this to be realized, more work must be done, the president said today.

Obama: Constitution 'Does Guarantee Same-Sex Marriage in All 50 States'

Obama: Constitution Guarantees Marriage Equality in 50 States

The former University of Chicago law professor told The New Yorker he believes the U.S. Constitution includes a right to same-sex marriage.

Op-ed: Why Our Next Attorney General Should Be LGBT

Op-ed: Why Our Next Attorney General Should Be LGBT

This isn't about symbolism or filling a quota. It's about enduring justice for all Americans, says the president of HRC.

Texas Restaurant Worker Gets Gay-Supportive Fist Bump From Obama

Texas Restaurant Worker Gets Gay-Supportive Fist Bump From Obama

After shouting 'Equal rights for gay people!' the employee got a gesture of solidarity from the president.

A Progressive Endorses Freedom to Discriminate?

A Progressive Endorses Freedom to Discriminate?

Liberal Christian Jim Wallis has drafted a letter supporting broad religious exemptions in President Obama's planned antidiscrimination order — but now he says he may not send it.

After Hobby Lobby, Faith Leaders Want Right To LGBT Discrimination

Fallout from the Hobby Lobby ruling is happening fast.

Op-ed: President Obama, Make Me Cry Again

Op-ed: President Obama, Make Me Cry Again

We've shed tears of joy at your positive moves, Mr. President, but the time to finish the job on equality is now.

Op-ed: Mr. President, Don’t Add Exemptions to Your Executive Order

Op-ed: Mr. President, Don’t Add Exemptions

While the executive order announced by the Obama administration is a great step, the next hurdle is quite clear.

WATCH: Obama on LGBT Progress and Road Ahead

WATCH: Obama on LGBT Progress and Road Ahead

We have many reasons to celebrate this Pride Month but mustn't grow complacent, says the president.

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