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  • Why Transgenderism Tops Obama's Agenda

    10/01/2015 1:34:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush ^ | October 1, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: What do we get from the White House? "The White House is reaching out to the transgender community for a list of things that its members want as they follow their lifestyle choices." Well, it's obvious here, ladies and gentlemen, this White House has their priorities in order. "The initiative was launched with the help of White House Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil, who expressed concern that there is very little data of what the transgender community needs from the government." Why does the transgender community need anything from the government? I mean, why does anybody need -- I...
  • Obama pledges gay rights push in Africa

    07/24/2015 6:40:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 24, 2015 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama said he will voice support for gay rights during his Friday trip to Africa, despite warnings from some leaders to steer clear of the issue. In an interview with the BBC on Thursday, Obama said he has delivered a "blunt" message on gay rights to African leaders in the past and the topic will be "front and center" when he visits Kenya and Ethiopia.
  • Obama’s evolution of marriage and sexuality: An Asian perspective (Revealing)

    07/01/2015 8:07:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Asia Times ^ | June 30, 2015 | Dinesh Sharma
    During the re-election cycle in 2012, President Obama sent seismic shock waves through the news media when he became the first American president to publicly support marriage equality. On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court sided with the president’s views in a 5-4 decision, sending a ruling “like a thunderbolt” through American society in favor of marriage equality in all 50 states[1]. As the longtime advisor, David Axelrod revealed in his recent book[2] that candidate-Obama was in favor of same-sex marriage (when running for the US Senate[3]) before he was against it (while running for the Presidency[4]), and then he...
  • Valerie Jarrett Organized White House Rainbow Lights

    06/29/2015 9:43:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 116 replies
    Brietbart ^ | June 29, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett was one of the mobilizing forces behind the decision to light up the White House with the colors of the gay pride movement to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. According to the Washington Post, Jarrett worked with gay rights organizations to pay for the display to avoid using taxpayer money. The idea came from one of Jarrett’s aides who was also the LGBT liaison in the White House.
  • White House to order faith-based grant recipients to accept LGBT applicants

    05/28/2015 11:16:39 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 51 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/28/15 | Austin Rose
    WASHINGTON DC, May 28, 2015 ( -- A source within the federal government has informed the Friday Fax that the White House is quietly moving forward with a policy change that will require charitable humanitarian groups to accept LGBT applicants in order to qualify for government funding, even those religious groups that might have religious objections.The policy change is linked to an executive order President Obama issued last July that prohibits federal contractors from discriminatory hiring practices based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Faith-based groups were already wrestling with that order.Things are about to get exponentially worse for faith-based groups who...
  • Obama: I'll Commemorate Sunday as ‘International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia’

    05/16/2015 6:43:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 165 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 16, 2015 | Staff
    Paste your docume( - President Barack Obama issued a statement on Saturday indicating that he and First Lady Michelle Obama would commemorate this Sunday as "the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia." In the statement, the preisdent said he is working to "address the specific needs of transgender persons." Here is the president's statement : Michelle and I join our fellow Americans and others around the world in commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia tomorrow, May 17. We take this opportunity to reaffirm that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights are human rights, to celebrate the dignity...
  • Valerie Jarrett: President Obama Helped 'Bend The Arc Of Moral Universe' On Gay Marrige

    04/28/2015 2:03:36 PM PDT · by drewh · 51 replies
    Breitbarts Big Government ^ | 28 Apr 2015 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett is praising President Obama for helping “accelerate” the cause of gay marriage, and she marvels at the speed of the cultural change that swept the nation. Jarrett spoke during a reception for the plaintiffs of the Supreme Court Case hosted by the group Freedom to Marry. “The arc of the moral universe bent a little faster than even we thought it would,” Jarrett said to a Buzzfeed reporter who attended the reception. Jarrett delivered a speech at the reception, thanking everyone who fought to bring the case before the Supreme Court and recognizing the...
  • Transgender Week at the White House: Gender Neutral Bathrooms and Conversion Therapy Bans

    04/11/2015 5:48:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/11/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    President Barack Obama symbolically demonstrated support for certain transgender political goals this week by announcing his support for bans on conversion therapy for youth and the addition of a gender neutral bathroom in the White House. In response to a petition posted on a White House website, the Obama administration expressed its support for Sexual Orientation Change Efforts Therapy. Valerie Jarrett, a senior presidential adviser, wrote in the official response to the petition that President Obama supported such a ban. "The overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrates that conversion therapy, especially when it is practiced on young people, is neither medically nor...
  • President Obama opens White House’s first gender-neutral bathroom

    04/09/2015 6:40:56 PM PDT · by PROCON · 97 replies ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it had opened a gender-neutral bathroom for staff and visitors within the White House complex. The newly designated restroom will be located in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, where much of the White House staff works, Politico reported. The restroom is the latest in a series of symbolic steps the president has taken to protect the rights of LGBT individuals, following an executive order that bans discrimination against LGBT employees of companies that contract with the federal government, Politico reported.

    04/08/2015 12:14:23 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 15 replies ^ | April 08, 2015 | John Hayward
    It’s always uncomfortable when this supremely arrogant, narcissistic, dishonest President speaks at a prayer breakfast. He just can’t resist the opportunity to lecture the people he relentlessly, remorselessly lied to about gay marriage for years. He’s demonstrated his utter contempt for people of faith through his politics – there is no other word for willfully deceiving people in order to gain the political power necessary to crush them. Obama has never acknowledged or apologized for his deceit, which would have been a very minimal gesture of respect for those he hoodwinked. He can’t help letting that contempt seep into his...
  • White House: Obama Finds Religious Freedom Laws ‘Unthinkable’

    04/01/2015 2:45:19 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 105 replies ^ | Fred Lucas | April 1, 2015
    President Barack Obama finds Indiana’s religious freedom law and others like it “unthinkable,” the White House said Wednesday. “I do think in the mind of the president, the thought that we would have state legislatures in the 21st century in the United States of America passing laws that would use religion to try to justify discriminating against people for who they love is unthinkable,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said. Critics say Indiana’s law now allows for businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians.

    03/10/2015 1:54:30 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/10/2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The president of a black pastors coalition has expressed his anger that President Barack Obama compared the civil rights movement to that for same-sex marriage at the 50th anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” march, when black American citizens were beaten while demanding voting rights they were being denied. “Ask your gay friend if it’s easier to be out and proud in America now than it was 30 years ago,” Obama said in Selma, Alabama, on Saturday, as he characterized the movement for same-sex marriage as another civil rights struggle. “I marched with many people back in those days and I...
  • Why Obama’s lie on marriage matters

    03/06/2015 2:04:53 PM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/6/15 | Carson Holloway
    March 6, 2015 ( -- When running for the presidency in 2008, Barack Obama misled the voters about his true position on the question of same-sex marriage. This is not an accusation made by one of the president’s political enemies, but an admission made by one of his closest political advisors: David Axelrod. According to Time magazine, Axelrod’s new book about his career in politics reveals that candidate Obama really believed in same-sex marriage, but he publicly said that he opposed it because he feared the electoral consequences of his real convictions.In response to the mini-burst of commentary and indignation that this...
  • Obama admin. announces first-ever Special Envoy for LGBT rights

    02/26/2015 8:06:29 AM PST · by wagglebee · 21 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/25/15 | Lisa Bourne
    Feb. 25, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The Obama Administration is heightening its already-heavy focus on promotion of its “LGBT rights” agenda overseas, creating a specific ambassador slot to champion the cause. Secretary of State John Kerry announced the first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons Monday, opening his statement on the appointment saying, he “could not be more proud.”“Defending and promoting the human rights of LGBT persons is at the core of our commitment to advancing human rights globally – the heart and conscience of our diplomacy,” Kerry said, after naming Randy Berry as the LGBT envoy.Berry is an...
  • Obama praises Supreme Court’s gay marriage orders

    10/20/2014 10:18:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 11:22 AM EDT
    President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court’s recent gay marriage orders may have the biggest impact of any ruling of his presidency. Obama told The New Yorker that the court’s Oct. 6 rejection of appeals from states seeking to preserve gay marriage bans is the best of his tenure. …
  • At ease: Obama eyes transgendered troops

    08/26/2014 3:15:23 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 67 replies ^ | August 26, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Having already lifted the “don’t ask, don’t tell” ban on gays in the military, the Pentagon “likely will” allow transgendered Americans to serve openly in the military where 15,500 now secretly serve, according to a new report issued by top former generals. Three of the top brass, endorsing the deployment of transgendered troops, also said their effort has the support of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and President Obama. In a statement accompanying the 29-page report issued Tuesday, they said, “Our conclusion is that allowing transgender personnel to serve openly is administratively feasible and will not be burdensome or complicated. Three...
  • Obama opens Gay Games with surprise video message

    08/10/2014 8:20:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 10, 2014 10:38 AM EDT
    President Barack Obama has helped kick off the international Gay Games in Cleveland with a surprise video message shown at the opening ceremonies. […] The president said the United States has come a long way in its commitment to equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. He also noted that some athletes come from places where publicly acknowledging their sexual orientation can put them at risk. …
  • Obama Makes Surprise Appearance to Kick Off Gay Games

    08/10/2014 2:22:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | August 9, 2014 | Paula Bolyard
    President Obama made a surprise video appearance at the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Gay Games in Cleveland on Saturday. Joining Greg Louganis, Lance Bass, the Pointer Sisters, and Broadway’s Andrea McArdle and Alex Newell in celebrating the event, Obama said, “Since 1982 the Gay Games have given lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender athletes and supporters around the world a chance to come together to compete, celebrate, and inspire others.” President Obama, who is vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard, noted how the country has changed since the games began in 1982. “We’ve also seen America change in that time, even since...
  • Obama's LGBT Executive Order And The Bishops' Disingenuous Protests

    07/23/2014 2:11:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Yesterday the Messiah Most Miserable issued a dictatorial fiat executive order stating that no federal contractor can "discriminate" in its personnel practices based on employees' gender identity and/or sexual orientation.  Churches and related organizations are NOT exempted.  The USCCB pitched a fit.  My question is, "would this order of Obama's had been a blip on their radar screens if they had been exempted?"  Given prior behaviors, I must opine that had Obama exempted churches, they wouldn't have given a rat's rump regarding the matter. But since the USCCB and so many of the dioceses are officially on the federal...
  • One Year After DOMA Fell, and Still No Revolution

    06/26/2014 8:53:51 AM PDT · by koanhead · 17 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 6/26/14 | James Richardson
    The counter counterculture uprising social conservatives promised us after the Supreme Court's neutering of the Defense of Marriage Act never quite manifested.... But in the days before the high court delivered its rulings on DOMA and California's Proposition 8, Tony Perkins, the president of the Christian conservative Family Research Council, was desperately admonitory that the country's top jurists not invite ruin on America by accurately interpreting the Constitution. "If the Supreme Court steps in and says, 'We're redefining marriage, same-sex marriage will be the law across the land,' it will create a firestorm of opposition," Perkins' Magic 8-Ball warned. "This...
  • National security advisor: ‘America’s support for LGBT rights’ is a ‘global enterprise’

    06/25/2014 4:56:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    National Security Advisor Susan Rice said on June 24 that “America’s support for LGBT rights is not just a national cause but it’s also a global enterprise.” “President Obama has specifically directed that American diplomacy and American assistance promote and protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender men and women, all around the world,” she said in an address to the first White House Forum on Global LGBT Human Rights. “Universal human rights are not bestowed by governments or powerful majorities, they are God’s gift and the birth right of all people,” she added. “They belong to lesbian,...
  • Kirtland to host annual LGBT Pride Picnic (New Mexico Air Force Base)

    06/24/2014 4:53:52 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 37 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 24, 2014 | Charles D. Brunt
    On Thursday, Kirtland Air Force Base will host an event that just three years ago could have cost many airmen their careers – the first-ever Team Kirtland LGBT Pride Picnic. “The significance of this event is, for me, the normalization of us (the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community) as part of the Air Force community,” said David Hardy, the civilian director of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Directed Energy Directorate at Kirtland and head of the event’s coordinating committee. “I like seeing that, finally, openly, it is recognized that the LGBT community is part of the Air Force family.”...
  • Obama To Sign Executive Order Protecting Job Rights For Gay Employees [Middle Finger To Congress?]

    06/16/2014 7:12:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 41 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | June 16, 2014 | Suren Gambino
    Obama to sign executive order protecting job rights for gay employees Order would ban federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity Suren Gambino 16 June 2014 After years of pressure from gay rights groups, President Obama is set to sign an executive order that would ban federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, a White House official has told the Associated Press. The Obama administration has said it would prefer Congress to pass legislation that broadly extends workplace protections to all US employees. Such...
  • Obama to Issue Gay Rights Executive Order

    06/16/2014 12:16:26 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 66 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 16, 2014 18:14 GMT | Associated Press
    President Barack Obama will sign an order banning federal government contractors from discriminating against gay and transgender workers, officials have said. The executive order follows years of pressure from gay rights groups. Mr Obama cannot extend the protection to all American workers, however. The order comes after far broader anti-discrimination legislation stalled in the Republican-led House of Representatives. The executive order will apply only to federal contractors, which employ nearly one-quarter of the US workforce.
  • Eric Holder: If Gay Adults Are Fit for Military Service, They Are Fit to Lead Boy Scouts

    06/13/2014 1:21:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/13/2014 | Susan Jones
    The Attorney General of the United States told a homosexual advocacy group on Tuesday night that the Boy Scouts of America "preserves and perpetuates the worst kind of stereotypes" by refusing to allow homosexuals to serve as Boy Scout troop leaders. "Today, courageous lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals routinely put their lives on the line as members of America's armed services," Holder told Lambda Legal Tuesday night. "And if these men and women are fit for military service, then surely they are fit to mentor, to teach, and to serve as role models for the leaders of future generations." In...
  • White House declares June LGBT Pride Month

    06/02/2014 9:46:58 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 89 replies ^ | June 1, 2014 | Anna Brand
    Read at link.
  • White House declares June LGBT Pride Month

    06/02/2014 7:33:07 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 53 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 06/02/14 | Noah Berger
    LGBT rights just got another big push from the president himself. The White House on Friday issued a proclamation by President Barack Obama calling on Americans to eliminate prejudice “everywhere it exists,” declaring June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.
  • Obama congratulates Michael Sam, first openly gay player drafted by NFL

    05/11/2014 4:19:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 130 replies
    CNN ^ | May 11, 2014 | Chelsea J. Carter and Ralph Ellis
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) President Barack Obama congratulated Michael Sam on Saturday for being the first openly gay football player taken in the National Football League draft, the White House said in a statement. "From the playing field to the corporate boardroom, LGBT Americans prove everyday that you should be judged by what you do and not who you are," Obama said. He also congratulated the NFL and the St. Louis Rams, the team that drafted Sam. Sam, an All-American defensive end who played for the University of Missouri, made history when he was picked by the Rams in the seventh and final...
  • 2010: Admiral: President Obama Gave Us Choice to Accept Gays in Military or Resign

    04/03/2014 12:20:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 318 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | April 1, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp said that in 2010 Obama told U.S. military leaders to accept his push for gays in the military, and that if they didn't, they could take the "opportunity to resign [their] commissions." Papp said these things in a video BuzzFeed obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. The video shows a speech Papp delivered to Coast Guard Academy cadets during which he was asked how he would deal with enforcing an order with which he didn't agree. He used the story of his 2010 meeting with Obama as an example of how service...
  • Gay rights groups press Obama for anti-discrimination order (for federal contractors)

    03/14/2014 7:10:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | 3/14/2014 | Timothy M. Phelps
    President Obama worked successfully to end discrimination against gays in the military and moved swiftly to implement a Supreme Court ruling protecting married gay couples from federal discrimination. But gay rights advocates are upset about something he has not done that they say he could accomplish with a pen stroke: an executive order banning federal contractors from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Advocates say an order would provide employment protections for about 11 million workers who currently have none. Many of the nation's largest companies and 21 states, including California, already have policies or laws against sexual-orientation...
  • Gay and lesbian troops perform in drag on American military base

    03/03/2014 8:43:06 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 65 replies
    This Week ^ | Narch 3 2014 | No Attribution
    Troops based at the Kadena Air Base in Japan know how to party. On Saturday, six gay and straight service members applied some of their finest makeup and lip synced to "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" in what is believed to be first drag queen and king show on an American military base. The show was thrown in support for the base's recently formed OutServe-SLDN chapter, a nonprofit advocacy group for the army's LGBT community.
  • Ugandan president signs anti-gay bill, defying the West

    02/24/2014 5:22:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 67 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/24/2014
    Uganda's president signed a law imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality on Monday, defying protests from rights groups, criticism from Western donors and a U.S. warning that it will complicate relations. The new bill strengthened existing punishments for anyone caught having gay sex, imposing jail terms of up to life for "aggravated homosexuality" - including sex with a minor or while HIV-positive. It criminalized lesbianism for the first time and made it a crime to help individuals engage in homosexual acts. Gay rights activists in Uganda said they planned a legal challenge. Ugandan officials broke into loud applause as President Yoweri...
  • Secretary of State Kerry: promoting gay rights abroad ‘at the very heart’ of U.S. policy

    01/05/2014 6:36:10 PM PST · by ckilmer · 37 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | Mon Jun 10, 2013 19:17 EST | Kirsten Andersen
    Secretary of State Kerry: promoting gay rights abroad ‘at the very heart’ of U.S. policy by Kirsten Andersen WASHINGTON, D.C., June 10, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) – Secretary of State John Kerry wishes homosexuals around the world a “Happy Pride Month.”  That was the message conveyed in a recorded message released Friday to employees of the U.S. State Department, in which he outlined the bureaucracy’s robust approach to promoting homosexual advocacy throughout the world.“I wanted to take a moment to join people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride month,” Kerry said in the message.“This month is about...
  • Senate Approves Gay Rights Bill

    11/07/2013 1:27:46 PM PST · by lbryce · 139 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 7, 2013 | Ed O'Keefe
    The Senate passed historic gay rights legislation Thursday to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the workplace, another victory for the gay rights movement that has been gaining favor in the courts and electoral politics. Senators voted 64 to 32 to approve the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The vote marked the first time lawmakers had approved legislation to advance gay rights since repealing the military’s ban on gay men and lesbians in uniform in late 2010 and came two days after Illinois became the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage. Just four months ago the U.S. Supreme...
  • Obama Turns Blogger To Make Pitch for Gay Rights Bill

    11/04/2013 5:25:07 PM PST · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 4, 2013 | Joel Roberts, Yahoo! News
    President Obama turned blogger on Sunday night, making an impassioned plea in the Huffington Post for Congress to pass a long-delayed measure to ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. The bill, called the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, is set for a Senate vote on Monday, and proponents are upbeat about its prospects for passage.
  • Ga. National Guard will ignore Pentagon directive to recognize same-sex spouses

    11/02/2013 6:45:38 AM PDT · by vg0va3 · 8 replies ^ | Posted: 8:57 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 | By Greg Bluestein, Jim Galloway and Daniel Malloy
    Updated at 5 p.m.: The Georgia National Guard this afternoon indicated it intends to ignore a directive from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and will continue to send same-sex spouses of National Guard personnel elsewhere for benefits guaranteed by the Pentagon. “The State of Georgia does not recognize same sex marriages and is not authorizing the Georgia National Guard to process the applications for same-sex married benefits at state facilities. Any personnel seeking to apply for same-sex married benefits will be referred to federal facilities.” The statement was in response to this piece by the Associated Press: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel...
  • Sodomy-based marriage "legalized" in all 50 states by a bureaucratic tyrant

    09/21/2013 7:35:00 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 62 replies
    Renew America ^ | September 21, 2013 | Bryan Fischer
    In an almost unnoticed development, the Labor Department this week ordered all employers in the United States, whether they operate in a state that recognizes gay marriage or not, to give health benefits, pension benefits, and 401(k) privileges to the "spouses" of homosexuals. Tom Perez, the labor secretary, made it clear that this ruling applies in all 50 states, not just the 13 which have foolishly recognized marriage based on the infamous crime against nature. Thus same-sex marriage has now been imposed by bureaucratic fiat on the 37 states who have refused to recognize it. This is tyranny of the...
  • Labor Dept: Same-Sex Spouses Must Receive Benefits Regardless of State Laws

    09/19/2013 4:42:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 19, 2013 | Wynton Hall
    On September 18, the Obama Labor Department announced that married same-sex couples must receive the same pensions, 401(k)s, health plans, and employee benefits as heterosexual married couples, regardless of whether they live in one of the 37 states where same-sex marriage is illegal. "This decision represents a historic step forward toward equality for all American families," said Labor Secretary Thomas Perez. "I have directed the department's agency heads to ensure that they are implementing the decision in a way that provides maximum protection for workers and their families." The Labor Department said its interpretation "provides a uniform rule of recognition...
  • Obama meets with gay activists in Russia

    09/06/2013 5:29:35 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 120 replies
    CBS News ^ | 9/6/13 | AP
    Before leaving for home after the Group of 20 summit, President Barack Obama sat down with Russian civil society activists on Friday evening to assure them that he would keep pressing Moscow to respect human rights, some of the activists said. But Obama also explained to them why this wasn't always possible. The meeting was held several hours after two dozen of gay activists rallied in St. Petersburg to protest Russia's new law banning gay propaganda, which prompted some activists to call for the boycott of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. Igor Kochetkov, the head of LGBT Network, who...
  • Another Putin Snub: While In Russia, Obama Will Meet With LGBT Activists Instead of Meeting...

    09/02/2013 5:33:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 92 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/2/2013
    The gifted “overcharge” reset button is going to need replacing soon.Last month, Obama infuriated Vladimir Putin by referring to him as a “bored kid in the back of the classroom.” and cancelled his bilateral meeting with Putin. To add to the tension, instead of meeting with Putin, on Thursday President Obama will meet with the LGBT activists in St. Petersburg while visiting the area during the G20 summit. Buzzfeed reported: Four Russian non-governmental organizations told BuzzFeed Monday they had been invited to the meeting, scheduled for this Thursday at St. Petersburg’s Crowne Plaza Hotel. The groups include veteran human rights activists Lev Ponomarev and...
  • Obama to meet gay activists in Russia

    09/02/2013 3:53:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 202 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/02/13 | Justin Sink
    President Obama will meet with several LGBT groups during his trip later this week to St. Petersburg, a move likely to ruffle Russian President Vladimir Putin after the recent passage of a series of anti-gay laws. The president will meet with human rights activists Lev Ponomarev and Lyudmila Alexeyeva, legal aid NGO director Pavel Chikov, and Coming Out, a St. Petersburg-based LGBT organization, according to a report in BuzzFeed. The decision to meet with the activists in not unprecedented — Obama also met with human rights leaders in 2009 — but comes amid a period of heightened tension with the...
  • Obama Administration Aggressively Pushing Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

    08/28/2013 7:20:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | 8/27/13 | Javier Manjarres
    We are only a month removed from the Supreme Court decision to strike down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and President Obama’s Office of Personnel Management is already pushing federal benefits for federal employees who have been legally married to their same-sex wife or husband. In addition, OPA is also extending these benefits to “annuitants” or retired federal employees. What this means is, if you are retired from your federal job and legally marry someone of the same-sex, you are now eligible to receive federal benefits.
  • Report: White House to hold bisexual issues roundtable

    08/22/2013 2:43:03 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 22, 2013 | Justin Sink
    The White House will hold a roundtable event on issues facing the bisexual community next month, according to a report in the Washington Blade. The closed-door meeting is likely the first of its kind in the Obama administration, the paper reported. According to the event's invitation, it will take place Sept. 23 in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building across the street from the West Wing. “Participants and administration officials will discuss a range of topics including health, HIV/AIDS, domestic and intimate partner violence, mental health, and bullying,” White House LGBT liaison Gautam Raghavan said.
  • Pennsylvania's Attorney General Refuses to Defend State's Gay Marriage Ban

    07/11/2013 6:06:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/11/2013 | Katherine Weber
    Pennsylvania's attorney general Kathleen Kane said Thursday that she will not be defending the state in a recent lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union regarding the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Kane, a Democrat, has decided not to defend the state because she is a proponent of same-sex marriage, and therefore the responsibility to defend the state's same-sex marriage ban will now be passed to Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, who opposes same-sex marriage. Pennsylvania law states that the attorney general may pass her responsibility to defend the constitutionality of state laws to the governor's office or executive branches,...
  • AG won’t defend Pennsylvania’s gay marriage ban

    07/11/2013 4:16:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/11/2013
    Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane said Thursday that she will not defend the state in a federal lawsuit filed this week challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, calling the prohibition “wholly unconstitutional.” Kane’s decision not to fight the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of 23 Pennsylvania residents places the burden of defending the 1996 law on Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, who supports it. It also reignited a public debate over whether state officials have the right to opt out of legal battles involving same-sex marriage. In an interview, Kane — who endorsed the idea...
  • AG Kane won't defend Pennsylvania in same-sex marriage case

    07/10/2013 10:01:53 PM PDT · by HawkHogan · 17 replies ^ | 7/11/2013 |
    AG Kane refuses to represent the State in same-sex marriage case.
  • Pennsylvania's AG Might Not Even Defend Their Gay Marriage Ban in Court [Ignore "We the People"?]

    07/10/2013 9:49:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 10, 2013
    Pennsylvania's AG Might Not Even Defend Their Gay Marriage Ban in Court Facing a lawsuit from the ACLU, it looks like Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is going to refuse to defend the state government's ban on gay marriage. Pennsylvania, the only state in the northeast without provisions for same-sex civil unions or marriages, was one of the first states with gay marriage bans targeted by a suit in the wake of the Supreme Court's partial striking of the Defense of Marriage Act. If it's true, the news, reported by the Philadelphia Daily News, based on multiple anonymous sources, isn't...
  • Federal lawsuit seeks to legalize gay marriage in Pennsylvania

    07/09/2013 6:37:13 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 9 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 07/09/2013 | Rich Lord
    The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a landmark lawsuit in federal court in Harrisburg, demanding that Pennsylvania permit and recognize marriages between two women or two men. The plaintiffs include 10 couples, including three couples from Allegheny County. The nominal lead plaintiffs are Deb and Susan Whitewood, of Bridgeville, who are joined as litigants by their two daughters, Abbey, 16, and Katie, 14. The ACLU and the Philadelphia law firm of Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller are filing the complaint in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg in an effort to have the state's Defense of Marriage Act declared...
  • Pennsylvania attorney general refuses to defend state in same-sex lawsuit

    07/11/2013 10:14:35 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    Pennsylvania attorney general refuses to defend state in same-sex lawsuit Reuters By Dave Warner PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane refused on Thursday to fight a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The lawsuit is believed to be the first federal case since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 26 that the U.S. government must recognize same-sex marriages in states where it is legal. Kane, a Democrat who supports same-sex marriage, announced her decision at a press conference in the National Constitution Center in historic Philadelphia. By declining...
  • N.C. House passes restrictive abortion bill

    07/11/2013 5:33:27 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 3 replies
    cnn ^ | July 1, 2013
    (CNN) -- North Carolina's House of Representatives passed a restrictive abortion bill Thursday with a 74-41 vote. The bill now heads to the state Senate for approval.