On issues from immigration to racially charged police violence to the decriminalization of marijuanaactivists have voiced frustration at a perceived double-dealing by the president on the issues they hold most dear, and fatigue with repeated White House requests for patience. The Justice Department sued North Carolina over its new law requiring public school students to use the bathroom that corresponds to their biological sex. Obama starts 'evolving' on gay marriage. Obama himself was frustrated about it, if a description in a new book by his former top adviser, David Axelrodis to be believed. When he first ran for president, Obama went only as far as supporting civil unions. Heard on Morning Edition. Richard Socarides, who'd been an adviser on gay rights to Bill Clinton, complained that Obama was "missing in action" in the push to end the military ban on openly gay service members.
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But now, we finally have an administration that gets it. Obama says that conversion therapy for minors should be banned. The presidential candidate was so frustrated, in fact, that after one event in which he had to say he was against same-sex marriage, Obama complained: Vice-President Joe Biden had inadvertently broken the ice by coming out for same-sex marriage in a separate interview a few days before. In Marchthe Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Obama and ensures that Americans have secure, stable, and affordable insurance. What seemed like someone who was not willing to act so boldly, to now we see it's probably one of the most important parts of his legacy. The Department also launched a website to allow citizens to offer comments on housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
From major legislative achievements to historic court victories to important policy changes, the President has fought to promote the equal rights of all Americans — no matter who they are or who they love. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. What seemed like someone who was not willing to act so boldly, to now we see it's probably one of the most important parts of his legacy. Later, Obama aides will dispute that he actually filled out the questionnaire himself. But now, we finally have an administration that gets it. Windsor decision, in which the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional, the President instructed the Cabinet to review over 1, federal statutes and regulations to ensure the decision was implemented swiftly and smoothly by the federal government to recognize the rights of same-sex couples.