Obama’s Accomplishments for LGBT Equality (INFOGRAPHIC)
With “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” finally repealed, it’s been an exciting week for LGBT rights. Obama for America released this handy infographic on Tuesday, detailing the Obama Admininistration’s other accomplishments for the LGBT community.
- June 29, 2009: President Obama hosts first ever LGBT Pride reception at the White House.
- October 21, 2010: President Obama records “It Gets Better” video addressing the nation’s LGBT youth.
- December 22, 2010: President Obama signs the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”
- February 14, 2011: President Obama declares the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and announces his administration will no longer defend it in court.
- September 20, 2011: Implements repeal of DADT.
This Wednesday, President Obama also advocated for LGBT equality in a speech to the UN. “[N]o country should deny people their rights because of who they love, which is why we must stand up for the rights of gays and lesbians everywhere,” he said.
As for what’s next, the Advocate reports that President Obama will give the keynote speech at a Human Rights Campaign event in Washington, D.C. on October 1. Watch for more coverage on Care2 Causes LGBT Rights.
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Infographic and Header Image courtesy of Obama for America