Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Obama on LGBT Pride Month - Proclamation

Obama issued a Proclamation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender "pride month," which occurs in June to commemorate the Stonewall uprising in New York City on June 27, 1969.

The proclamation's most specific portion states:

My Administration has partnered with the LGBT community to advance a wide range of initiatives. At the international level, I have joined efforts at the United Nations to decriminalize homosexuality around the world. Here at home, I continue to support measures to bring the full spectrum of equal rights to LGBT Americans. These measures include enhancing hate crimes laws, supporting civil unions and Federal rights for LGBT couples, outlawing discrimination in the workplace, ensuring adoption rights, and ending the existing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in a way that strengthens our Armed Forces and our national security. We must also commit ourselves to fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic by both reducing the number of HIV infections and providing care and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS across the United States.



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OK, now do those things! (And stop lying to us that you only support civil unions, not marriage.)

Posted by: David S. Cohen | Jun 3, 2009 8:01:51 AM

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