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Suing Obama: GOP-Led House Gives the Go-Ahead

By Alan Fram | Thursday Jul 31, 2014
A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority.

Obama Fist Bumps BBQ Cashier Over Gay Sex Joke

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jul 14, 2014
President Barack Obama brought the cool factor back to the fist bump and showed why this month when he fist-bumped a BBQ cashier in response to a joke about gay rights.

Interfaith Leaders Ask Obama to Not Include Religious Exemption in Executive Order

By Bobby McGuire | Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
On Tuesday, 100 interfaith leaders signed a letter to President Barack Obama, asking him not to include a religious exemption in the executive order he plans to enact that will bar anti-LGBT workplace discrimination for government contractors.

Obama Moves to Ensure Sick Leave for Gay Couples

By Josh Lederman | Friday Jun 20, 2014
The Obama administration will work to ensure that gay and lesbian Americans are eligible to take leave from their jobs to care for a same-sex spouse, regardless of whether they live in a state that recognizes gay marriage, the White House said Friday.

Obama Admin Issues Proclamation for Pride Month: Calls on Congress to Pass ENDA

By EDGE | Saturday May 31, 2014
In the proclamation, President Obama lauded his strides made by the LGBT community under his administration, and called for more action including the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

Gay Bishop Gene Robinson Leads White House Easter Prayer

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
Gene Robinson received quite a surprise this Monday, April 14, when President Barack Obama unexpectedly tapped the former first openly gay Episcopal bishop to lead the closing prayer at the White House Easter celebration.

Huckabee Attacks Obama’s Position on Same-Sex Marriage

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Apr 14, 2014
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) lashed out against President Barack Obama for his views on same-sex marriage on an episode of Fox News’ "The O’Reilly Factor" Friday.

Obama, Republicans Compete for Support Among Women

By Nedra Pickler | Sunday Apr 13, 2014
After months on the defensive over his health law, a more combative President Barack Obama has emerged to fight about gender politics, leading to an election-year competition with Republicans for support from women.

Obama Looking for Kindred Spirit in Pope Francis

By Nicole Winfield | Thursday Mar 27, 2014
They speak the same economic language, focused on inequality and the plight of the underprivileged. One’s a spiritual leader; the other a political one. One’s popularity is stratospheric. The other, well, not so much.

Obama’s HIV Budget Shows Commitment to Domestic Programs

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Mar 18, 2014
President Barack Obama released his domestic budget for HIV prevention and treatment this month, and AIDS service organizations are mostly pleased with the distribution of funds to the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.