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Carolyn Kaster, APPresident Barack Obama signs a memorandum directing the Treasury Department to create a new retirement saving account after speaking at the U.S. Steel Irvin Plant, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in West Mifflin, Pa., about retirement policies he highlighted in the State of the Union address.

Advocates seething over Obama’s inaction on LGBT workplace protections

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
[caption id="attachment_124599" align="alignleft" width="665"] Carolyn Kaster, APPresident Barack Obama signs a memorandum on Wednesday directing the Treasury Department to create a new retirement saving account he highlighted in Tuesday's the State of the Union address.[/caption] WASHINGTON -- For some White House allies, the long list... [ Read more → ]
Larry Downing, Pool (AP)President Barack Obama delivers the State of Union address before a joint session of Congress in the House chamber Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Washington./

Obama’s State of the Union address leaves many LGBT leaders disappointed

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama spoke of a nation working on issues such as marriage equality and earning the respect of other nations “because we believe in the inherent dignity and equality of every human being, regardless of race or religion, creed or sexual orientation.” [ Read more → ]
Larry Downing, Pool (AP)President Barack Obama delivers the State of Union address before a joint session of Congress in the House chamber Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Washington.

State of the Union: Obama vows to flex presidential powers

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
[caption id="attachment_124478" align="alignleft" width="665"] Larry Downing, Pool (AP)President Barack Obama delivers the State of Union address before a joint session of Congress in the House chamber Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Washington.[/caption] WASHINGTON — Vowing to act "whenever and wherever" he can, President Barack Obama... [ Read more → ]
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State of the Transgender Union: Time for collective action toward racial justice

Monday, January 27, 2014
In this year’s State of the Union Address to Congress, President Obama is expected to acknowledge and focus on the inequality that is seemingly growing once again in the United States. As the President has been thinking about inequality among the 300 million people who live in the U.S., I wonder if he has thought about transgender people and the inequality we face—the disrespect, the discrimination, the violence, and other inequalities that affect us on an everyday basis... [ Read more → ]
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Jason Collins, Boston bomb survivors among guests at State of the Union

Monday, January 27, 2014
WASHINGTON -- Openly gay NBA player Jason Collins will be among the guests to sit with first lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday when President Barack Obama delivers the annual State of the Union address on Tuesday. [ Read more → ]
President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013.Photo: Charles Dharapak, Associated Press/Pool

State of the Union: Mixed reviews for Obama on LGBT issues

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
WASHINGTON -- President Obama continued his trend of including references to LGBT people in his State of the Union address Tuesday night. [ Read more → ]
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Obama delivers ‘State of the Union’ — ‘An America Built to Last’

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
While there was only one direct reference to anything gay in President Obama’s third State of the Union address, the speech and a large number of White House activities surrounding it was inclusive of gays. [ Read more → ]
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Two openly lesbian guests to join First Lady at ‘State of the Union’ adress

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Colonel Ginger Wallace, an openly lesbian intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force, will be one of two openly gay people in the First Lady’s gallery seats tonight, when President Obama delivers his State of the Union address for 2012. The second openly gay guest is Lorelei Kilker, an environmental chemist who was part of the government’s class action suit to secure equal wages for women. [ Read more → ]
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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 → ]
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Obama promises gays in the military ‘this year’ in ‘State of the Union’ address

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
President Obama once again brought up the issue of gays in the military during his annual State of the Union address. Last year, he called for repeal of the federal law barring openly gay people from serving. This year, just a month after having signed a bill to repeal that law, the president... [ Read more → ]
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Obama’s Gay State of the Union

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Obama’s relationship with the LGBT community has been much like a stormy marriage that is saved by the husband delivering bouquets of red roses only moments before the divorce papers arrive. With flowers in hand, the disillusioned spouse remembers why she fell in love in the first place... [ Read more → ]
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Obama’s flip-flop on gay marriage: What changed between 1996 and 2011?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs dodged the subject of same-sex marriage at Monday’s press briefing when Washington Blade reporter Chris Johnson grilled him on President Barack Obama’s apparent flip-flop on gay marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Intern credited with saving Giffords to attend ‘State of the Union’

Monday, January 24, 2011
Daniel Hernandez Jr., the openly gay congressional intern who rushed to the aid of his boss, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, when a shooting rampage erupted around them in Tucson, Ariz., two weeks ago, has been invited to attend the State of the Union address. [ Read more → ]
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The LGBT Movement — ‘State of the Union’

Sunday, January 23, 2011
Making an assessment about the "State of the Union" can be a very subjective exercise. There are, however, objective measurements that can be found that enable people to apply to whatever place, time, or view of the union they wish in making their assessment. And, for LGBT people, here are a few of those to reflect upon... [ Read more → ]
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Obama calls for repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in State of the Union address

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
President Obama in his State of the Union address tonight asked the United States Congress to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that prohibits openly gay service men and women in the military. Obama, who made repeal of the ban a campaign pledge, has... [ Read more → ]
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