On May 9 of 2012, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Amendment 1096 to H.R. 5326, shortly before H.R. 5326 itself passed the House. Amendment 1096, introduced by Tim Huelskamp of Kansas, forbids the President from directing the Department of Justice to oppose the Defense of Marriage Act in court. A vote for [...]
Barack Obama was happy to accommodate the lawsuit of Native Americans against the Department of Agriculture. He won’t do the same for gays and lesbians, though. [...]
Barack Obama doesn’t really have any consistent philosophy of following his legal responsibilities, even when they’re politically convenient. Obama and his partisan allies are just using that argument as an excuse to justify his broken promise to end discrimination against homosexual Americans. [...]
President Barack Obama’s feckless indifference to keeping his promises shows the weakness of relying upon just one person in power to make policy change happen. In the spring of 2009, Obama moved to halt repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, a law that violates equal protection and federalist clauses of the Constitution by setting [...]
Barack Obama tells us to buck up, and then he promotes more offshore drilling and defends Don’t Ask Don’t Tell? What kinds of idiots does he think we liberals are? [...]
On October 10, 2009, as President Barack Obama was preparing to deliver a speech to the invited DC Beltway audience of a Human Rights Campaign gala, Andy Thayer of the Gay Liberation Network of Chicago spoke outside in Mount Vernon Square. His remarks were directed at those who have asked, “Why not be patient? Why [...]
On the eve of the National Equality March of October 11, 2009, Mark Katzenberger of San Francisco stood outside the Human Rights Campaign’s gala featuring President Barack Obama with a sign reading, “How About the Audacity of Action, Mr. President?” I approached him with some questions:
Mark Katzenberger: Obama, Obama, Let Mama Marry [...]
During the lead-up to the National Equality March on October 10, 2009, I met Shannon of Saratoga, Florida. She was standing in protest in Mt. Vernon Square outside Barack Obama’s speech to the Human Rights Campaign, particularly advocating for immigration reform.
A transcript of our conversation:
Shannon: I’m Shannon from Sarasota, Florida, here trying [...]
President Obama breaks his promises like most people break bread. Obama needs the open pressure of events like the National Equality March to force him to keep his promises. Meek begging in private hasn’t gotten the goods. [...]
“I’ve called on Congress to repeal the so-called DOMA.”
– President Barack Obama, just now, declaring for the first time in his presidency a clear inclination to oppose the Defense of Marriage Act.
Did that Peace Prize kick President Obama out of his careful, complacent crouch?
Just today, Obama proved that he respects non-heterosexuals by nominating a token gay man to serve in a… well… a not very top post. [...]