Tag Archives: LGBT rights

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement Calling on Republican Governors to Reject Anti-Equality Legislation

Arizona’s Republican Governor Jan Brewer is considering whether to sign a bill into law that makes it legal for businesses to refuse service to patrons based on their sexual orientation. In response, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement: “The bill currently being considered by Arizona’s Republican Governor Jan Brewer is […]

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Gotta Vote!

What are you going to tell them? You were just too busy? You didn’t think it mattered? Is that what your going to tell your friends who can’t get married? The one’s who couldn’t serve openly in the military? Are you going to tell them they can’t make decisions on their own bodies anymore because […]

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Keeping His Word: Equality for LGBT Americans

“When I am President of the United States, gays and lesbians will have somebody who will fight for equal rights for them; somebody who opposes ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’; somebody who has fought to make sure that gays and lesbians aren’t discriminated against on the job or hospital visitation, because they are our brothers and […]

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Obama Pride

Jane Lynch narrates a new video—featuring a candid interview with President Obama—about the progress LGBT Americans have made over the last three and a half years. President Obama speaks about the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, why he supports marriage equality, and what’s at stake for the LGBT community in this election. Hear what the […]

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Ensuring that LGBT Victims of Domestic Violence Can Access Critically Needed Services and Protections

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee approved legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994, but failed to include critical provisions that would ensure that all victims of domestic violence can access vital services and protections.  Victims are victims, and, if you have been battered, stalked or otherwise threatened […]

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A Historic Moment

“It is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” – President Barack Obama, May 9, 2012 Today, in an interview with ABC News, President Obama said, “I think same sex couples should be able to get married.” With that one statement, he made it clear […]

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Three Years of Progress for LGBT Americans

Over the past three years, President Obama has stood with the LGBT community in support of a basic idea: that every American should be treated equally under the law and by our society. Follow the timeline to see what change looks like so far for LGBT Americans under President Obama.

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Democrats Speak Out on the End of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

President Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders spoke out Tuesday on the official end of the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy (DADT) that which has prohibited gay, lesbian, and bisexual Americans from serving their country openly in the U.S. military. The policy ended at midnight. “For more than two centuries, we have worked to […]

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Democrats Turn Out to Support Southern New Mexico Pride

Democrats were out in force for Southern New Mexico Pride, the annual LGBT community parade and pride festival held at Pioneer Women’s Park in Las Cruces. The event drew over 2,000 in New Mexico’s second largest city. The festival hosted one hundred supportive community, political, civic, religious, labor and local business organizations, who set up […]

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