Obama supports civil unions and civil rights for gays and lesbians—but insists that marriage is not a basic civil right. The Human Freedom Index, in judging the human rights record of each nation, included a specific question with regards to the existence of criminal laws against homosexuality. He also says, repeatedly, that he is against gay marriage. When he refused, they ordered him to turn over the camera. According to Chief Marlon Macedo, the police alleged that the photographer was interfering with their work, did not have identification, and became aggressive when he was asked to move.
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Barack Obama's real record on LGBT rights
Retrieved April 21, It passed by a vote of 25 to 14, marking the first time the UNHRC adopted a resolution on sexual orientation and gender identity with the majority of its members. States which supported an opposing declaration in and continued their opposition in Retrieved from " https: Obama signs an executive order protecting LGBT employees working for government contractors. The votes on this resolution were as follows:. According to Chief Marlon Macedo, the police alleged that the photographer was interfering with their work, did not have identification, and became aggressive when he was asked to move.
Veterans Day federal Thanksgiving federal. Frank Kameny soon realized the pivotal change brought by the Stonewall riots. By two years later, to the extent that a count could be made, it was twenty-five hundred. Wikinews has related news: Same-sex relationships are currently illegal in 72 countries and punishable by death in eight. Hell, Pfeiffer's fib was so blatant, and got so much coverage, that even the usually compliant White House press corps snarled at White House spokesman Jay Carney 's ham-handed attempt to "clarify" the president's position days later. When the photographer refused again, the police charged him with contempt and held him in jail for over 21 hours until he gave a statement.