In a rare and extraordinary step, today the Obama Administration announced that it will not defend the discriminatory federal "Defense of Marriage Act" (DOMA) in court.
HRC supporters have written tens of thousands of letters to President Obama, shared thousands of personal stories of how DOMA has hurt their families, and helped HRC engage in years of advocacy on this issue with the administration. Now it's time to thank the president for what he's done. >>>
On Sunday evening, HRC supporters joined 35,000 other progressive voters to rally with the president and first lady at Ohio State University in Columbus.
President Obama reminded us that change does not often come quickly, and that the stakes in this... >>>
The Human Rights Campaign's Fred Sainz says Democratic majorities in Congress notwithstanding, the LGBT community still does not have enough "ironclad" allies in Congress to move on some of the big-ticket legislative items sought by activists. But others point out that many of those policies are supported by the American people and say that Obama is being too timid in his piecemeal approach to LGBT equality. "The people in the White House have to realize that issues of equality are not controversial," said Lane Hudson, a gay activist. >>>