Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Obama On SCOTUS: No Predictions

Yesterday President Obama spoke with the nation’s two largest Spanish-language networks regarding this week’s marriage cases before the Supreme Court.  Speaking to Univision: “I never predict what the court will do. But I used to teach constitutional law, and there is certainly a strong basis for determining that in this age, given what we now know, given the changes that ...

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Obama Tweets Encouragement

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Israeli US Embassy Cheers Obama

With the theme song from Golden Girls.

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Tweet Of The Day

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President Obama Signs VAWA

Today President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Act, which includes lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women among its protections. Another group now protected under the bill is Native American women, who previously had no legal recourse when assaulted on tribal lands by men who are not Native American. Obama: “When I sign this bill, that ENDS.” In the below clip ...

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Tony Perkins: Obama’s Brief Is Tyranny

“To the 7,001,084 Californians who exercised their constitutional right to protect marriage, the President’s decision is a deep betrayal of the democratic process and America’s identity of political diversity. Making matters worse, the President’s plan for disenfranchising these millions of voters is bringing the full weight of the government to bear against its own people! By enlisting the Justice Department, ...

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President Obama: We Cannot Discriminate On Marriage, It Must Become The Law

Watch this. (Via Think Progress)

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Obama Files DOMA Brief

Last night the Obama administration filed a Supreme Court brief supporting the repeal of DOMA. In its brief the U.S. bluntly declares: “Section 3 of DOMA violates the fundamental constitutional guarantee of equal protection. “The law denies to tens of thousands of same-sex couples who are legally married under state law an array of important federal benefits that are available ...

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ABC News Asks Obama: Will You File A SCOTUS Brief On Marriage?

Andy Towle provides the text of the president’s response: “The solicitor general is still looking at this. I have to make sure that I’m not interjecting myself too much into this process particularly when we’re not a party to the case. I can tell you, though, obviously my personal view, which is that I think that same-sex couples should have ...

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SOTU Quote Of The Day II

“We will ensure equal treatment for all service members, and equal benefits for their families – gay and straight. We will draw upon the courage and skills of our sisters and daughters, because women have proven under fire that they are ready for combat. We will keep faith with our veterans – investing in world-class care, including mental health care, ...

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SOTU Quote Of The Day

(Via Good As You)

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Obama Quotes Reagan On Gun Control

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Obama Backs Gay Scouts

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Obama On Immigration Reform: Don’t Forget That You Used To Be Them

RELATED: Today White House spokesman Jay Carney talked about the president’s support for an LGBT-inclusive plan. “The President believes that it should be included and that should come as no surprise,” Carney said. “As we’ve said all along, this is consistent with the principles he has laid out over the last four years. And the President has long believed that ...

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President Obama To Include LGBT Couples In Immigration Reform Plan

Today President Obama will introduce his immigration reform plan and LGBT couples are expected to be included. However, gay immigration is not addressed in the Senate plan. Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: A Democratic source said: “Same-sex couples will be part of his proposal.” A second source confirmed that, unlike the Senate framework released Monday, same-sex bi-national couples — those ...

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President Obama Bids Farewell To Secretary Clinton Via 60 Minutes Interview

Pay attention to the slight ribbing at the end about a possible 2016 Clinton bid. This clip may not last on YouTube, so watch it now.

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President Obama Delivers Video Message To NGLTF National Convention

The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force is holding its 25th annual Creating Change conference in Atlanta this week. Moments ago they played the below video message from President Obama. You can watch today’s goings-on at the NGLTF live video stream.

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Ranking Of Two-Term Presidents

Nate Silver yesterday contemplated the place that President Obama might one day hold among the presidents that historians consider to be the “greatest.” As common sense might dictate — and as the statistics will also reveal — it is far too soon to conclude very much about this. Second-term presidents may be derided as lame ducks, but it is often ...

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Obama: The Second Coming

From the Liberty News Network, the clip below is making the rounds this week on many wingnut sites.

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Petition Of The Day

From Equality California: When the President acknowledges your love during his inaugural address, when he makes your equality a benchmark of America’s promise, when he draws commonality from our struggle for dignity and justice to Seneca Falls and Selma, it is impossible not to surge with gratitude and wonder at the progress we have made within the span of a ...

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