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Why an LGBT non-discrimination executive order would not be ‘redundant’

Friday, April 4, 2014
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In 2008, then-candidate Obama pledged that if elected president, he would use an executive order to protect the LGBT employees of all federal contractors from discrimination. After several years of pressure from LGBT advocacy groups, the Obama administration still refuses to act on this executive order, explaining that it would [...]

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White House: U.S. reviewing relations with Uganda due to anti-gay law

Monday, February 24, 2014
WASHINGTON -- The White House says the United States is reviewing its relationship with Uganda because of the African nation's new anti-gay law. [...]

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White House, Bill Clinton, pro athletes hail Jason Collins on coming out

Monday, April 29, 2013
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WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday joined the chorus of praise by commending NBA veteran Jason Collins for becoming the first active male player in the four major American professional sports to come out as gay. [...]

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Separate but equal is never equal – Ever.

Sunday, January 27, 2013
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I don’t want to rain on anyone’s LGBT Inaugural moment, however… Even though the President mentioned Stonewall along with Selma and Seneca Falls in the same sentence, he doesn’t really see gay marriage as a civil rights issue that needs to be helped along by the federal government. For the [...]

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White House still says marriage not a federal issue

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney maintained on Tuesday that President Obama’s LGBT remarks in his inaugural speech weren’t an attempt to nationalize the issue of marriage. [...]

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White House still withholding ENDA executive order

Thursday, December 6, 2012
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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday that President Obama is not currently planning to revisit the idea of issuing an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers at the start of his second term. [...]

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White House staying out of Proposition 8 litigation

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney declined to directly answer a question about whether the Obama administration wants the U.S. Supreme Court to take up litigation challenging California’s Proposition 8 or allow a lower court ruling striking down the same-sex marriage ban to stand. [...]

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White House responds to Warren’s remarks on same-sex marriage

Saturday, March 24, 2012
WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said President Obama “appreciates” the views of Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren on marriage equality, but that he had no updates on the president’s own position on the issue. [...]

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White House: Same-sex families ‘deserve legal protections, ability to thrive’

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, White House press secretary Jay Carney responded to a question about First Lady Michelle Obama’s comments at various campaign stops yesterday defending same-sex couples right to “love whomever they choose.” [...]

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Is Obama abdicating party leadership on same-sex marriage?

Thursday, March 8, 2012
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney deflected a series of questions Thursday on whether President Obama is deferring his role as party leader by withholding support for same-sex marriage as other Democrats vocally support it. [...]

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