The Department also launched a website to allow citizens to offer comments on housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Loading comments… Trouble loading? President Obama has also issued a presidential memorandum that directs all Federal agencies engaged abroad to ensure that U. The Justice Department issued guidance stating that Federal prosecutors should enforce criminal provisions in the Violence Against Women Act in cases involving same-sex relationships. We all have so much work left to do to make this a more equal and just nation, but the president is proud that when it comes to these and so many other issues, the arc of the moral universe has unquestionably bent a little closer towards justice. Insurance companies are no longer able to discriminate against anyone due to a pre-existing condition, and because of the law, insurers can no longer turn someone away just because he or she is lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
The issuance of guidance from the Department of Justice that concluded that the prohibition against sex discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of encompasses claims of discrimination on the basis of gender identity, including transgender status.
FACT SHEET: Obama Administration’s Record and the LGBT Community
The Department also launched a website to allow citizens to offer comments on housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee said: Windsor decision, in which the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional, the President instructed the Cabinet to review over 1, federal statutes and regulations to ensure the decision was implemented swiftly and smoothly by the federal government to recognize the rights of same-sex couples. Department of Education hosted five summits on strategies for protecting students, including LGBT students, from bullying and harassment. And the progress the Administration has made mirrors the changing views of the American people, who recognize that fairness and justice demand equality for all, including LGBT Americans.
I understand that this was an eight-year process, and we needed him here for eight years to make this happen. The president publicly endorsed same-sex marriage in and referenced the push for gay marriage in his second inaugural speech. Ohio senator Rob Portman, a supporter of gay marriage, said: Loading comments… Trouble loading? Almost in lockstep, leading Democrats echoed his words. After the United States v.