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 In 2011 Barack Obama's administration repealed the DADT policy and the following year he formally stated he supports marriage equality for same-sex couples.

President Obama met with the prime minister of Canada, and expressed pride that both countries have embraced marriage equality.

March 10 2016 5:01 PM

Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada abruptly backed away from the "beyond humbling" opportunity to be considered as a justice. 

February 26 2016 4:34 PM

The conservative justice also reminded students at Georgetown Law Center that the current court gets no say in who will be their newest colleague.  

February 25 2016 4:09 PM

Gov. Brian Sandoval is Latino, a GOP moderate and reportedly a potential nominee to fill the vacancy created by the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

February 25 2016 9:31 AM

The out Black Lives Matter activist and candidate for mayor of Baltimore was invited with other civil rights leaders to attend a Black History Month event.

February 18 2016 6:49 PM

Was late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a stalwart defender of the Constitution or of 'privilege, oppression, and bigotry?'

February 18 2016 5:53 PM
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