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President Obama Issues LGBT Pride Month Proclamation
Towleroad ^ | June 1, 2012 | Andy Towle

Posted on 06/02/2012 12:46:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

President Obama's LGBT Pride Month proclamation, just in from the White House:

A PROCLAMATION

From generation to generation, ordinary Americans have led a proud and inexorable march toward freedom, fairness, and full equality under the law -- not just for some, but for all. Ours is a heritage forged by those who organized, agitated, and advocated for change; who wielded love stronger than hate and hope more powerful than insult or injury; who fought to build for themselves and their families a Nation where no one is a second-class citizen, no one is denied basic rights, and all of us are free to live and love as we see fit.

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)community has written a proud chapter in this fundamentally American story. From brave men and women who came out and spoke out, to union and faith leaders who rallied for equality, to activists and advocates who challenged unjust laws and marched on Washington, LGBT Americans and allies have achieved what once seemed inconceivable. This month, we reflect on their enduring legacy, celebrate the movement that has made progress possible, and recommit to securing the fullest blessings of freedom for all Americans.

Since I took office, my Administration has worked to broaden opportunity, advance equality, and level the playing field for LGBT people and communities. We have fought to secure justice for all under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act, and we have taken action to end housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. We expanded hospital visitation rights for LGBT patients and their loved ones, and under the Affordable Care Act, we ensured that insurance companies will no longer be able to deny coverage to someone just because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Because we understand that LGBT rights are human rights, we continue to engage with the international community in promoting and protecting the rights of LGBT persons around the world. Because we repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," gay, lesbian, and bisexual Americans can serve their country openly, honestly, and without fear of losing their jobs because of whom they love. And because we must treat others the way we want to be treated, I personally believe in marriage equality for same-sex couples.

More remains to be done to ensure every single American is treated equally, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Moving forward, my Administration will continue its work to advance the rights of LGBT Americans. This month, as we reflect on how far we have come and how far we have yet to go, let us recall that the progress we have made is built on the words and deeds of ordinary Americans. Let us pay tribute to those who came before us, and those who continue their work today; and let us rededicate ourselves to a task that is unending -- the pursuit of a Nation where all are equal, and all have the full and unfettered opportunity to pursue happiness and live openly and freely.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2012 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.

I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.

BARACK OBAMA


TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: 1stgaypresident; 2012; homosexualagenda; obama; ohomo
No, this isn't satire.
1 posted on 06/02/2012 12:46:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Odds on he’ll be wearing a dress at his next campaign appearance.


2 posted on 06/02/2012 12:47:47 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BFing Fag-in-Chief


3 posted on 06/02/2012 12:48:03 PM PDT by broken_arrow1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I forget... When is “Normal Person Pride Month” ?

Surely there must be one.


4 posted on 06/02/2012 12:50:40 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We are a sick nation. Kill babies....promote this cr**.


5 posted on 06/02/2012 12:50:40 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

6 posted on 06/02/2012 12:51:24 PM PDT by traumer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Instead of a month for the sodomites and fornicators, how about life on a prison island?


7 posted on 06/02/2012 12:58:56 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WTF are they so proud of? That’s what I’d like to know.


8 posted on 06/02/2012 1:01:12 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Regardless of sexual orientation...

...this would certainly cover necrophilia and bestiality.

I am keeping my dog in the house from now on and opting for cremation.

9 posted on 06/02/2012 1:02:28 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: Sacajaweau

This is a formal endorsement of Sodomy- an equation to Thanksgiving. God help us all!


10 posted on 06/02/2012 1:03:40 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That will look nice hanging on that wall in Hell.


11 posted on 06/02/2012 1:04:57 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I won’t ask you you “stumbled” onto a pro-homosexual web site. Absolutely disgusting page.


12 posted on 06/02/2012 1:12:18 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Doubling down...


13 posted on 06/02/2012 1:12:18 PM PDT by expat2
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To: LegendHasIt
"authority vested in me by the Constitution"

I must no be as familiar with the Constitution as I thought. I can't remember any place in it where the President is supposed to celebrate and promote things that were considered perversions at the time, and for a couple of hundred years thereafter

14 posted on 06/02/2012 1:13:32 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Not satire, indeed. It's bovine scatology, a steaming pile.

wielded love stronger than hate and hope more powerful than insult

There you have it. No one hates like a homo; and no one is more cynical.

15 posted on 06/02/2012 1:19:02 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pardon me, but I have to ask directions. What’s the quickest way to get to July?


16 posted on 06/02/2012 1:29:09 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: TheBattman

I was searching for “Michelle Obama” news articles and there it was.


17 posted on 06/02/2012 1:29:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Put them on an island and let them replenish their population...i bet it doesn’t happen


18 posted on 06/02/2012 1:32:15 PM PDT by rxtn41
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, what would one expect from America’s first homosexual president? Here’s a loony who studied at the feet of a known homosexual child preditor and was plied with reefers and whiskey.

His entire administration is larded with homosexuals and this is the crown of the homosexual agenda!


19 posted on 06/02/2012 1:34:08 PM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: upchuck

Or January, if we could be sure this clown was retired therein.


20 posted on 06/02/2012 1:34:39 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course he does. He has pride in himself for winding up with somebody’s you know what in his mouth before you can say Jack Robinson.


21 posted on 06/02/2012 1:34:53 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: upchuck

I hereby declare June 2012 a month of mourning and supplication for forgiveness. Come to think of it, I’ll have to do a little research. The plagues, meteor showers, droughts, earthquakes, were probably sent as judgments at one time or another in the OT. I’m going to check and see if our nation is NOT doing one thing that God has explicitly stated that he hates. This is only nationally legalized abominations, not individual judgments.


22 posted on 06/02/2012 1:37:39 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Madame Dufarge

And odds are he’ll look better in it than Moochelle does.


23 posted on 06/02/2012 2:01:58 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think that every homosexual should get down on his knees and get behind Barney Frank for all the blows he took for them. Other legislators were trying to get canals built, but Barney was sailing down The Anal Canal on the love boat.


24 posted on 06/02/2012 2:10:40 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

headline should read “Obama gives Lip service to Gays”


25 posted on 06/02/2012 2:37:39 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


26 posted on 06/02/2012 2:58:56 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: clintonh8r
Pride used to be considered one of the seven deadly sins.

I don't know how James Byrd got mixed into this (other than that the liberals exploited his death and used it against Governor G.W. Bush in 2000). He had nothing to do with homosexuals and just happened to be in the wrong place when some white ex-cons wanted to black person to kill.

How many Presidential proclamations have there been in support of victims of pedophiles? About the same time that homosexual was killed in Wyoming, a young boy named Jesse (about 14) was killed by two homosexuals in Arkansas while being sexually abused by them. That got no play in the media...it didn't fit their agenda.

27 posted on 06/02/2012 3:32:42 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Chode

He has no gay pride!
he bumped off his lover Larry Sinclair..... what was he embarrassed about then?


28 posted on 06/02/2012 3:33:42 PM PDT by nevermorelenore
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To: Chode

Oh, No, You didn’t!

I’m stealing that one for my mail list.

Thanks.


29 posted on 06/02/2012 3:35:36 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: LegendHasIt

Octember—meaning of course,there isn’t one. Our mis-rulers don’t have enough respect for normal people.


30 posted on 06/02/2012 3:36:45 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: nevermorelenore

Actually that was a false internet rumor.

One or more of his earlier drug dealer boyfriends died under suspicious circumstances, but Sinclair is still alive.
(amazingly)


31 posted on 06/02/2012 3:41:25 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is this supposed to help his reelection bid or what?


32 posted on 06/02/2012 6:35:43 PM PDT by Salman
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To: Salman

They’re only 3.5% of the population. He is already somewhat popular in California and New York. What was the purpose of this?


33 posted on 06/02/2012 6:41:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

More like 2% at most. At any given time, since they die much younger (esp. the men) and also many quit being homos.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2890839/posts

Americans Have No Idea How Few Gay People There Are
The Atlantic ^ | May 31 2012, 2:17 PM ET | Garance Franke-Ruta

Posted on Saturday, June 02, 2012 4:53:40 PM by Wagonboy

Surveys show a shockingly high fraction think a quarter of the country is gay or lesbian, when the reality is that it’s probably less than 2 percent.

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


34 posted on 06/02/2012 6:57:13 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Super, so how do our black/african american groups think about Ozero equating Black History Month to LGBT’s. I know most won’t complain in public, but one has to think that this has to sting a bit.


35 posted on 06/02/2012 8:21:35 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (Mitt better grow a pair or this thing will be over soon.)
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