Official Whitehouse website now includes Obama's gay-supportive agenda

Posted by JD Uy
January 21, 2009 12:05 AM |

Support for the LGBT Community

  • Expand Hate Crimes Statutes: In 2004, crimes against LGBT Americans constituted the third-highest category of hate crime reported and...
  • Fight Workplace Discrimination: President Obama supports the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and belie...
  • Support Full Civil Unions and Federal Rights for LGBT Couples: President Obama supports full civil unions that give same-sex couples legal rights and privileges equal to those of married couples. Obama also believes we need to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and enact legislation that would ensure that the 1,100+ federal legal rights and benefits currently provided on the basis of marital status are extended to same-sex couples in civil unions and other legally-recognized unions. These rights and...
  • Oppose a Constitutional Ban on Same-Sex Marriage. President Obama voted against the Federal Marriage Amendment in 2006 which would have...
  • Repeal Don't Ask-Don't Tell: President Obama agrees with former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff John Shalikashvili and other military experts that we need to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. The key test for...
  • Expand Adoption Rights: President Obama believes that we must ensure adoption rights for all couples and individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation. He thinks that...
  • Promote AIDS Prevention: In the first year of his presidency, President Obama will develop and begin to implement a comprehensive national HIV/AIDS strategy that includes all federal agencies. The strategy will be...
  • Empower Women to Prevent HIV/AIDS: In the United States, the percentage of women diagnosed with AIDS has quadrupled over the last 20 years. Today, women account for more than one quarter of all...

Portion of the Civil Rights Agenda posted by the Whitehouse website team for our newly inaugurated President Barack Obama (Whitehouse.gov)


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