Top reasons for LGBTs to vote for Obama

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In one term, President Barack Obama has done more for LGBTs than every other president combined. The federal gains made in three hundred plus years of American history are nothing compared to what Obama has done in four years. You might be familiar with Obama’s top three accomplishments for LGBTs:

1. Repealed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
2. Declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional
3. Signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Act into law

Although those are arguably the most important pro-LGBT decisions Obama has made, the President has done a whole lot more. below is a truncated list of the many more decisions Obama has made that directly support LGBTs:

– Lifted ban on people with HIV/AIDS from entering the country

– Appointed more than 250 LGBT Americans within his administration, including many important, high-profile positions

– Extended hospital visitations and medical-decision rights to same-sex partners

– Banned workplace discrimination against transgender federal employees

– Allowed transgender Americans to get passports displaying their true gender without having surgery

– Extended benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees

– Created U.S. government strategy to fight human-rights abuses against LGBT persons abroad

– Awarded grant to Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Community Center for LGBT foster youth

– Included LGBT couples in the definition of family, helping to decrease deportations of binational LGBT couples

– Completed National Institutes of Health study focused on LGBT health

– Hosted the White House Conference on Bullying Protections in American Schools

– Called for equal treatment of same-sex couples during National Adoption Month

– Allowed military chaplains to perform same-sex weddings where legal

– Ensured transgender veterans receive treatment appropriate to their gender through the Veterans Health Administration

– Announced support for marriage equality

Obama has done a lot more for the LGBT community, but you probably don’t want to read a novel on his accomplishments. Suffice it to say that another four years of an Obama presidency will bring many more benefits to LGBTs. Can you afford not to vote?

 

In one term, President Barack Obama has done more for LGBTs than every other president combined. The federal gains made in three hundred plus years of American history are nothing compared to what Obama has done in four years. You might be familiar with Obama’s top three accomplishments for LGBTs: