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

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Susan Rice
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 whom they love." [...]

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

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Rick Santorum
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 torture and detention of people based on their sexual orientation [...]

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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 recorded history. [...]

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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 prevent the federal government from firing people for being transgender [...]

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

Friday, June 20, 2014
Barack Obama
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, the White House said Friday. President Barack Obama is directing [...]

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Harvey Milk ‘Forever’ stamp presented in White House dedication ceremony

Thursday, May 22, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- Today, on what would have been Harvey Milk’s 84th birthday, the U.S. Postal Service is releasing a commemorative stamp in honor of the slain gay rights activist, who becomes the first openly LGBT elected official to be featured on a U.S. stamp. [...]

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Plaintiffs challenging Fla. gay marriage ban to attend White House Easter event

Saturday, April 19, 2014
Vanessa (left) and Melanie Alenier.
A lesbian couple who are among the plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging Florida's constitutional ban on same marriage, have been invited to participate in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll with their 5-year-old son. [...]

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Harvey Milk stamp to be dedicated at White House ceremony on May 22

Friday, April 11, 2014
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The official first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Harvey Milk "Forever" stamp will take place at the White House May 22, the U.S. Postal Service announced Friday. [...]

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