And the President also authorized changes to passport policies, allowing passport applications and reports of birth abroad to reflect same-sex parents, and streamlining the process by which transgender Americans can receive passports reflecting their chosen gender. In Februarythe U. In short order, he made six out-gay ambassadorial appointments — far exceeding the total of two such appointments from preceding administrations. And the progress the Administration has made mirrors the changing views of the American people, who recognize that fairness and justice demand equality for all, including LGBT Americans. Michelle Obama — 1. Hugh Hewitt Book Club.
That case stated that same sex couples would never again be persecuted through the use of criminal law.
FACT SHEET: Obama Administration’s Record and the LGBT Community
The results of the theme study are expected later this year. We confess to sharing that sentiment. Departments of Education and Justice to provide educators with the information they requested to ensure that all students, including transgender students, can attend school in an environment free from discrimination. State Department human rights reports now include specific attention to LGBT human rights problems — often the most egregious human rights violations in many countries. At our embassies and in Washington, administrations gave lip service, if that, to the plight of LGBT populations around the world. Hodgesthe U. Michelle Obama — 1.
Supporting LGBT Health In JunePresident Obama issued a directive on same-sex domestic partner benefits, opening the door for the State Department to extend the full range of legally available benefits and allowances to same-sex domestic partners of members of the Foreign Service sent to serve abroad. Constitution, because the world as it is should be one that rejects discrimination of all kinds. The Department also launched a website to allow citizens to offer comments on housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. For many who support fairness for LGBT people here and abroad, January 20 carries an end-of-an-era feeling. There were, of course, many.