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Human Rights Campaign endorses President Barack Obama for reelection
From a News Release
2011-06-01

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WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, today announced its endorsement of President Barack Obama for reelection. The decision was made based on the President's demonstrated commitment to LGBT equality and his record of accomplishment, from major legislative victories to critical administrative reforms.

"President Obama has improved the lives of LGBT Americans more than any President in history," said HRC President Joe Solmonese. "In 2008 we were promised change and profound change is what we got. More remains to be done and ensuring that President Obama is able to continue the forward momentum toward equality for another term is an absolute priority of the Human Rights Campaign."

President Obama's Administration's record of accomplishment for the LGBT community includes:

- Pressing for passage and signing legislation to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law that bans openly lesbian, gay and bisexual servicemembers.

- Pressing for passage and signing an inclusive hate crimes law — the first federal statute to explicitly protect LGBT individuals.

- Determining that the administration believes Section 3 of DOMA to be unconstitutional and refusing to defend the discriminatory law in court.

- Requiring hospitals nationwide to adopt LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination policies regarding visitation.

In addition, the administration's policies: added gender identity to the equal employment opportunity policy governing all federal jobs; permitted married same-sex couples to use their marriage licenses as evidence of a name change for passports and instituted more reasonable standards for changing a gender marker on passports; allowed the Census Bureau to release data on married same-sex couples; extended a number of benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees possible under existing authority; launched a National HIV/AIDS Strategy and efforts to target populations most at risk; required abstinence-only-until-marriage sex education programs be inclusive of and non-stigmatizing toward LGBT youth; and recognized LGBT families are protected under a host of laws from the Violence Against Women Act to family and medical leave regulations to housing programs.

More information on the President's LGBT record is available at: www.hrc.org/ObamaEndorsement.

"The records of the other candidates seeking the presidency should be a wake-up call to fair-minded Americans," said Solmonese. "As the fight for equality moves forward, President Obama is marching with us while the alternatives would stop us in our tracks."

The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against GLBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.


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