Monday, May 31, 2010

Obama Proclaims June Gay Pride Month

Exclusive Audio Interview w/ Arline Isaacson,
Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Gay & Lesbian

Political Caucus on the LGBT Civil Rights

Federal Agenda

President Obama has declared June officially as LGBT pride
month once again. Remember how Obama made a similar
declaration last year? Obama used this opportunity to cheer
on lawmakers as they move forward to repeal "Don't Ask,
Don't Tell." Obama stated, "Our military is made up of the
best & bravest men & women in our nation & my greatest
honor is leading them as Commander-in-Chief. This legislation
will help make our Armed Forces even stronger & more inclusive
by allowing gay & lesbian soldiers to serve honestly & with
integrity. My administration has advanced our journey by signing
into law the Matthew Shepard & James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes
Prevention Act, which strengthens federal protections against
crimes based on gender identity or sexual orientation. We
renewed the Ryan White CARE Act, which provides life saving
medical services & support to Americans living with HIV/AIDS
& finally eliminated the HIV entry ban. I also signed a presidential
memorandum directing hospitals receiving Medicare & Medicaid
funds to give LGBT patients the compassion & security they deserve
in their time of need, including the ability to choose someone other
than an immediate family member to visit them & make medical
decisions. Our Nation draws its strength from our diversity," Obama
called upon Americans to "observe this month by fighting prejudice
& discrimination in their own lives & everywhere it exists."
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