Jump to navigation. This action and spirit of this order is in line with our valuesmissionand Equity and Inclusion Statement. Working to end the discrimination of employees by their employers is a cause that builds a positive environment in our economy.
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Forgot password? Don't have an account? While Obama is hailed as the president most supportive of the LGBT community to date, his handling of issues that affect this community has not been without controversy.
Chad Griffin, President of the Human Rights Campaign, said Mr Trump had set a low bar by merely agreeing to protect protections that already exist. Mr Griffin added that Mr Trump has filled his cabinet with people who "have spent their careers working to demonise [LGBTQ people] and limit [their] rights". You can't be a friend to this community and appoint people to run the government who compare being gay to bestiality.
These four-letter words are familiar to almost everyone involved in the struggle for gay civil rights. Like it or not, they form the core of the national "gay agenda. He also said he would push for repeal of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, even though he was personally against same-sex marriage.
In a statement issued in response to growing questions about whether Mr. Trump would reverse the Obama order, the White House said the president was proud to embrace gay rights. The decision to keep the order, the statement added, was Mr.
Jump to main content. Jump to navigation. From major legislative achievements to historic court victories to important policy changes, the President has fought to promote the equal rights of all Americans — no matter who they are or who they love.
It was a new look for the White House: illuminated in rainbow colors to celebrate the Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex marriage nationwide. Obama took office in as a self-described "fierce advocate" for gay rights, yet for much of his first term drew flak from impatient, skeptical activists who viewed him as too cautious, too politically expedient. They were frustrated he wouldn't endorse same-sex marriage — Obama cagily said he was "evolving" — and wanted him to move faster on several other issues.
Obama helped lift the ban on LGBTQ people serving openly in the military, granted federal contractors protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, and put a historic number of LGBTQ people in high-ranking positions. And on his watch, marriage equality became the law of the land. Obama first made a public statement in favor of marriage equality on May 9,
The president repeatedly pledged during his campaign to support LGBT causes. The nation's health department is taking steps to dismantle LGBT health initiatives, as political appointees have halted or rolled back regulations intended to protect LGBT workers and patients, removed LGBT-friendly language from documents and reassigned the senior adviser dedicated to LGBT health. The sharp reversal from Obama-era policies carries implications for a population that's been historically vulnerable to discrimination in health care settings, say LGBT health advocates.