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

Friday, April 4, 2014
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)... [ Read more → ]

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. [ Read more → ]

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

Monday, April 29, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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Separate but equal is never equal – Ever.

Sunday, January 27, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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White House still says marriage not a federal issue

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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White House still withholding ENDA executive order

Thursday, December 6, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]
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White House staying out of Proposition 8 litigation

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]

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. [ Read more → ]

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.” [ Read more → ]

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. [ Read more → ]
Jay CarneyFile photo: Michael Key, Washington Blade

Carney tight-lipped on executive order barring workplace bias

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney declined to comment Wednesday about the status of an executive order that would require federal contractors to adopt LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination policies. [ Read more → ]
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Reporters grill Carney on same-sex marriage, Proposition 8 ruling

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney faced a flurry of questions Tuesday about President Obama’s evolving position on same-sex marriage and his reaction to the court decision that California’s Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. [ Read more → ]

Will Obama endorse marriage equality in ‘State of the Union’ address?

Saturday, January 21, 2012
WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said on Friday he wouldn’t rule “in or out” the possibility of President Obama endorsing same-sex marriage in the upcoming State of the Union address. [ Read more → ]

White House endorses ‘Respect for Marrriage Act,’ bill would repeal DOMA

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
On the eve of the first ever congressional hearing on proposals to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the White House on Tuesday announced President Barack Obama's endorsement of the Respect For Marriage Act -- the bill that would repeal DOMA. [ Read more → ]
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