Gay marriage? NPR Shop. Department of Education hosted five summits on strategies for protecting students, including LGBT students, from bullying and harassment. January Your privacy is important to us. And he was handily re-elected. Obama opposes the federal Defense of Marriage Act while running for a U.
Full circle Obama was in favor of same-sex marriage before he was against it — and before he was for it again.
They argue that Obama needed to win support from both the military and the Senate before he could make a lasting change. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. Agencies, including OPM, the State Department, SSA, and HHS, took various actions to ensure that transgender Americans were treated fairly and without discrimination in the workplace, in official documents, and in the health care system. Obama instructs the Justice Department to stop defending DOMA in court, saying that he believes it is unconstitutional.
Obama becomes the first president to support same-sex marriage.