Obama is 'undecided' about same-sex marriage. I have staff members who are in committed, monogamous relationships, who are raising children, who are wonderful parents. National opposition to same-sex marriage began a sharp decline after President Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman, into law in 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. They also encourage press coverage of their protest actions. It should be up to religious denominations to determine whether they wanted to recognize that as marriage or not, he said. And I had hesitated on gay marriage — in part, because I thought civil unions would be sufficient.
My denomination, United Church of Christ, does.
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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. Gay rights protest, They also encourage press coverage of their protest actions. I've stood on the side of broader equality for the LGBT community. Obama signs an executive order protecting LGBT employees working for government contractors. During the Democratic primary, Obama reaffirms support of 'strong civil unions' that offer all the rights that come with opposite-sex marriage.
Department of Health and Human Services HHS collaborated with five other federal departments to establish a federal task force on bullying. SSA continues to work closely with the LGBT advocacy community to conduct outreach to ensure that same-sex couples are aware of how same-sex marriage affects benefits. Department of Education hosted five summits on strategies for protecting students, including LGBT students, from bullying and harassment. Gay rights protest, New York, Inhe said: Now, for me as a Christian — for me — for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union.