The Office of Personnel Management OPM also expanded federal benefits for same-sex partners of federal employees and allowed same-sex domestic partners to apply for long-term care insurance. These actions have included: Obama inspects a guard of honor at the State House in Nairobi on July Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. In addition, the guidance makes clear that sexual orientation and gender identity should not and cannot be part of any lending decision when it comes to getting an FHA-insured mortgage. The Administration has taken unprecedented steps to protect and promote the rights of transgender and gender non-conforming Americans. Sign Up for Our Newsletters Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know now on politics, health, money and more.
And I think that it is an issue that I wrestle with and think about because I have a whole host of friends who are in gay partnerships.
Barack Obama tells African states to abandon anti-gay discrimination
Embassy in Tanzania's capital. Afghan gay rights activist: Obama is the first American leader to visit Ethiopia, Africa's second-most populous nation. The Office of Personnel Management OPM also expanded federal benefits for same-sex partners of federal employees and allowed same-sex domestic partners to apply for long-term care insurance. Obama, who last visited Kenya as a U. Obama pays his respects after laying a wreath at the Memorial Park in Nairobi on July
First, it aims to examine how gender bias can undermine the response of law enforcement agencies to sexual assault and domestic violence. Seeking reelection in Illinois, Obama fills out another questionnaire for Outlineswhich the Windy City Times published in His administration also stopped defending the Defense of Marriage Act, which denied federal recognition to same-sex couples. As an African-American in the United States, I am painfully aware of the history of what happens when people are treated differently, under the law, and there were all sorts of rationalisations that were provided by the power structure for decades in the United States for segregation and Jim Crow and slavery, and they were wrong. Kim Davis and the fight over same-sex marriage. Obama instructs the Justice Department to stop defending DOMA in court, saying that he believes it is unconstitutional. By Katy Steinmetz April 10,