Tag Archives: President Obama

Clinton speech: gesture to LGBT, breaking barriers

Hillary Clinton mentioned LGBT people only once in her speech Thursday night, accepting the Democratic presidential nomination, but nearly every other speaker made prominent reference to the community and its issues, including many openly LGBT speakers.

House committee holds hearing on bill to allow discrimination based on ‘religious’ and ‘moral’ beliefs

Rep. Elijah Cummings said he couldn't imagine "a more inappropriate day to hold" a hearing on a bill seeking to allow discrimination against LGBT people. The House committee hearing, on the one-month anniversary of the Orlando nightclub shooting, featured the

Orlando aftershock: Is GOP in “solidarity” with LGBT community or squirming over Trump’s embrace

Gay activist tries to organize support for Trump, saying the Republican candidate's remarks following the Orlando tragedy were a "game changer." But not everybody agrees and at least one activist thinks GOP leaders are squirming over Trump's "solidarity" with gays.

Trump and Clinton spar over Orlando attack

In the wake of the attack on an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said this week that LGBT people have reason to support his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S.

Supreme Court nominee Garland: Many court observers think he’d join the liberal voting bloc

LGBT groups are studying Judge Merrick Garland's record before endorsing him for the late Justice Antonin Scalia's seat at the U.S. Supreme Court. But many court observers think he'll be a solid addition to the high court's liberal wing.

Supreme Court: Obama names moderate-to-conservative to replace Scalia

President Obama's nominee to replace the U.S. Supreme Court's most conservative member is described by some as moderate and by others as conservative. But Senate Republicans immediately reiterated they have no intention of considering or voting on the nomination.

Obama on LGBT equality: ‘Stay vigilant and keep working at it’

President Obama said this month he thinks the progress made on LGBT equality is "here to stay" despite pushback from some quarters of the country.

Obama’s last State of the Union: Religion, coming out, Sally Ride, and no promises

In his eighth and final State of the Union address, President Obama on Tuesday seemed intent on both acknowledging the nation’s rifts and binding together those disparate parts with a “common creed” devoted to democracy. Unlike in some previous addresses,

Obama: ‘new forms of discrimination’

Speaking to an LGBT Democratic fundraiser in New York Sunday evening, President Obama identified "new forms of discrimination" involving religious claims by politicians.

For the record…

White House press secretary says where he thinks the "real power" behind "some social progress" for LGBT people has come.