Once Donald Trump became President of the United States, the White House website was changed and farewell to LGBT rights, climate, Obamacare, health, disability, women's rights and other issues dear to Barack Obama.
During his farewell address to the office a few days ago, Barack Obama mentioned the LGBTQ rights, so he hopes that the progress made in recent years "will endure or continue under the President-elect" but warned that there will be "tough battles" to come, which unfortunately we already know.
Jared Milrad, an award-winning actor, writer, filmmaker, lawyer, and activist, who worked in The White House for President Barack Obama, founded a nationally recognized non-profit organization, and was featured in Hillary Clinton’s historic presidential campaign commercials ("Getting Started," "Equal"), has launched We Won’t Go Back, a people’s movement for Americans of all backgrounds fighting to protect the country’s highest ideals of inclusivity, equality, justice, and opportunity.
Ellen DeGeneres was awarded with the Freedom Medal by President Barack Obama.
Today is June 1, and so today is the first day of Pride month! On that occasion, President Barack Obama made a pro-equality speech, praising the decision of the Supreme court in June 2015 to legalize marriage for same-sex couples across the United States.
Last Thursday, President Obama was invited to the Ellen DeGeneres Show in which both President Obama thanked Ellen for her important role which allowed changes in point of view, and both Ellen thanked President Obama for what he has done, particularly in terms of LGBT rights.
The bill, introduced earlier this year in Congress by Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley, Tammy Baldwin, Cory Booker and Rep. David N. Cicilline, would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
President Barack Obama has introduced a new budget bill in which he would like to amend the Social Security Act to be able to offer the spousal benefits to all married couples.
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would have allowed protection based on sexual orientation and gender identity, has been blocked by Congress.
For Obama, the US Constitution requires the recognition of equal marriage in all states.