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White House lit in rainbow colors after Supreme Court marriage ruling

Friday, June 26, 2015
The White House is illuminated in celebration after the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.
The White House is lit up in rainbow colors in commemoration of the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize same-sex marriage. Gay and lesbian couples in Washington and across the nation are celebrating Friday's ruling, which will put an end to same-sex ...

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Heckler interrupts Obama at Pride reception to protest deportation of LGBT immigrants

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden, left, and President Barack Obama react after a heckler was removed from the East Room of the White House during remarks at a reception to celebrate LGBT Pride Month, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Washington.
President Barack Obama took on a heckler head-on at an LGBT pride month reception at the White House Wednesday, scolding the protester for being disrespectful in "my house." ...

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Obama issues Presidential Proclamation declaring June LGBT Pride Month

Friday, May 29, 2015
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"All people deserve to live with dignity and respect, free from fear and violence, and protected against discrimination, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation...." ...

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Obama administration: Gambia president’s anti-gay threats ‘unconscionable’

Sunday, May 17, 2015
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U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice condemned on Saturday the president of Gambia’s pledge to slit the throats of gay men in his country as “unconscionable.” ...

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Obamas commemorate International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Sunday, May 17, 2015
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"We take this opportunity to reaffirm that LGBT rights are human rights, to celebrate the dignity of every person, and to underscore that all people deserve to live free from fear, violence, and discrimination, regardless of who they are or ...

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Rick Santorum gearing up for another run at the White House in 2016

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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The notoriously anti-gay former U.S. Senator and failed 2012 presidential hopeful is gearing up for another run at the White House. ...

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White House admonishes Gambia over human rights abuses

Thursday, December 4, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- The White House is admonishing Gambia for human rights abuses and says it's deeply concerned by the government's failure to protect citizens. White House spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan says Gambia's government won't let a U.N. investigator probe reports of ...

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White House commemorates World AIDS Day with Presidential Proclamation

Sunday, November 30, 2014
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President Barack Obama on Friday issued the following Presidential Proclamation in advance of World AIDS Day on Monday, an annual observance to raise awareness and commemorate those who have lost their lives to one of the most destructive epidemics in ...

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Obama announces expanded safeguards for transgender workers

Monday, June 30, 2014
President Barack Obama, left, with first lady Michelle Obama, speaks during a reception to observe LGBT Pride Month in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 30, 2014.
WASHINGTON -- The White House is preparing an executive order offering transgender federal workers formal protection from discrimination at work, President Barack Obama announced Monday at a White House reception celebrating LGBT Pride Month. At least two other measures already ...

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Obama moves to ensure FMLA applies to married, same-sex couples

Friday, June 20, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will work to ensure that gay and lesbian Americans are eligible to take leave from their jobs to care for a same-sex spouse, regardless of whether they live in a state that recognizes gay marriage, ...

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