Michaela Jae Rodriguez
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State of the Union

Keeping track of how presidents of the United States have mentioned issues affecting LGBT people in the annual State of the Union address.

Americans should resist Trump's divisive proclamations — without turning into him.

January 30 2018 3:35 PM

The defiant Kentucky clerk also maintained that her opposition to same-sex marriage 'was never a gay or lesbian issue.' 

January 15 2016 2:32 PM

From his vantage point one row behind First Lady Michelle Obama, the man whose lawsuit changed marriage in America offers his view of 'the speech.'

January 13 2016 5:48 PM

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

January 13 2016 8:46 AM

It's time to evaluate the state of our union and the progress of our culture, but sometimes LGBT people aren't appreciating what's valuable.

January 13 2016 6:36 AM

In his last State of the Union, the president promised to shake up the usual speechmaking.

January 12 2016 9:33 PM Updated

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