Tag: President Obama

LGBT news briefs

Idaho activists sentenced A total of 23 LGBT activists arrested in February for protesting at the Idaho Statehouse were sentenced today on charges that included misdemeanor trespassing, and ordered to pay court costs based on...

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LGBT leaders disappointed over what Obama did not say in speech

In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama spoke of a nation working on issues such as marriage equality and earning the respect of other nations “because we believe in the inherent dignity and equality of every human being, regardless of race or religion, creed or sexual orientation.”

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Lesbian among 13 recipients of Citizens Medal

Officials with the Obama administration announced today that Janice Langbehn, the Lacey, Wash., lesbian who was denied access to her dying wife by hospital officials in Miami, is one of 13 people who will receive the 2011...

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Obama issues LGBT Pride Month proclamation

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 28, 2010 LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2010 – – – – – – – A PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT...

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Watch Obama sign the hate crimes bill

I know very few of us would be able to jaunt up to D.C. today to see President Obama sign into law the defense spending bill and the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Act included with that bill. And even if we...

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Senate to vote on hate crimes today

The Senate is expected to vote this morning on the defense authorization bill that includes the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act. The House approved the bill Oct. 8, and President Obama has said he will sign it if it passes the...

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