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Fri May 31, 2013, 06:53 PM

Obama Proclaims June As LGBT Pride Month



In his proclamation, the president wrote:

"This year, we celebrate LGBT Pride Month at a moment of great hope and progress, recognizing that more needs to be done. Support for LGBT equality is growing, led by a generation which understands that, in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." In the past year, for the first time, voters in multiple States affirmed marriage equality for same-sex couples. State and local governments have taken important steps to provide much-needed protections for transgender Americans.

My Administration is a proud partner in the journey toward LGBT equality. We extended hate crimes protections to include attacks based on sexual orientation or gender identity and repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." We lifted the HIV entry ban and ensured hospital visitation rights for LGBT patients. Together, we have investigated and addressed pervasive bullying faced by LGBT students, prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Federal housing, and extended benefits for same-sex domestic partners. Earlier this year, I signed a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in the implementation of any VAWA-funded program. And because LGBT rights are human rights, my Administration is implementing the first-ever Federal strategy to advance equality for LGBT people around the world.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/obama-proclaims-june-as-lgbt-pride-month

BOG Excellent PROGRESS!

FYI, This is Posted in the Barack Obama Group

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Reply Obama Proclaims June As LGBT Pride Month (Original post)
Cha May 2013 OP
Tarheel_Dem May 2013 #1
Cha May 2013 #3
sheshe2 May 2013 #2
Cha May 2013 #4
sheshe2 May 2013 #5
Cha May 2013 #6
1StrongBlackMan May 2013 #7
Liberal_Stalwart71 May 2013 #8
Cha May 2013 #9
Liberal_Stalwart71 May 2013 #13
Cha May 2013 #14
Cha May 2013 #10
shenmue May 2013 #11
Cha May 2013 #12
Name removed Jun 2013 #15
Violet_Crumble Jun 2013 #16
Cha Jun 2013 #17

Response to Cha (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 07:03 PM

1. "Excellent Progress", indeed!

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #1)

Fri May 31, 2013, 07:06 PM

3. ...

Waited so long but since the Obama Admin.. well, it's happening rather fast.. relatively speaking!

Tarheel

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 07:06 PM

2. I love what he said in this proclamation.

We have a long way to go, but if we continue on this path together, I am confident that one day soon, from coast to coast, all of our young people will look to the future with the same sense of promise and possibility. I am confident because I have seen the talent, passion, and commitment of LGBT advocates and their allies, and I know that when voices are joined in common purpose, they cannot be stopped."


This is indeed excellent news, Cha.

Equality under the law.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #2)

Fri May 31, 2013, 07:14 PM

4. Yes, she!

"I am confident because I have seen the talent, passion, and commitment of LGBT advocates and their allies, and I know that when voices are joined in common purpose, they cannot be stopped."

Thankfully, we have a President who listens to us.

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Fri May 31, 2013, 07:47 PM

5. He makes me very proud, Cha.





BOG

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #5)

Fri May 31, 2013, 08:28 PM

6. Nice Graphic, she, Mahalo!

It's a great Visual to PBO's Proclamation: June As LGBT Pride Month

BOG

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 09:02 PM

7. That’s a great and good thing …

But come Mr. President … you can tell me … Doesn’t it feel great doing a great and good thing, knowing that it’s driving your enemies nuts? … And come on, pass the pop-corn.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #7)

Fri May 31, 2013, 09:11 PM

8. You know the ODSers will come up in here in 5...4...3...2...1...

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #8)

Fri May 31, 2013, 09:18 PM

9. Hi, Liberal Stalwart..

the ODS won't be on this thread dropping any cheap shots.. Or if they do it will be the last time.

It's the Barack Obama Group(which they were given a headsup in the OP).. and we reserve the right to Block anyone who messes with our Mission Statement.



BOG

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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Fri May 31, 2013, 10:03 PM

13. Yes! I love it! I need to visit much more often. It's sad that we have to have a separate

group in support of the president. I don't recall this degree of hatred directed at any other president in our history.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #13)

Fri May 31, 2013, 11:07 PM

14. Yeah, it's sad.. but, it's the internet.

Anyone can pop off with their ignorant hate, anonymously. Who know who the f^^^ they are.

BOG

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #7)

Fri May 31, 2013, 09:21 PM

10. Anything President Obama does Drives his enemies crazy.. this

is good for People, Good for America and the Planet!

You just know they're babbling incoherently!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 09:41 PM

11. Yes!

Huzzah!

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Response to shenmue (Reply #11)

Fri May 31, 2013, 10:01 PM

12. Absolutely!

shenmue!

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Response to Name removed (Reply #15)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 03:04 AM

16. Question about smilies in the Bible...

Y'know, the 1 Corinthians 6-10 bit. Were they in the original? Coz if they had been, I would have totally run with all the nasty violent stuff that comes after!

Signed, a fornicator

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jun 13, 2013, 09:24 PM

17. Kickin' It!



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