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

ZACK FORD
Editor, Think Progress LGBT
| 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 prefer that Congress pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)...

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

| Monday, February 24, 2014
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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 truth of the matter is, no matter what President Obama may say, and no matter where he is when he says it – he still believes that marriage equality belongs in the hands of the States.

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White House still says marriage not a federal issue

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | 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

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | 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

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | 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
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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
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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?

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Thursday, March 8, 2012
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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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