LGBT Donor Boycott Appears Over After Marriage Equality Announcement

By: Thursday May 10, 2012 12:55 pm

So earlier today I was wondering whether the LGBT-led donor boycott of the Obama campaign would continue after his shift on marriage equality. After all, his Administration still planned to reject an anti-discrimination executive order, and this, not the President’s position on marriage equality, was the nominal reason for the boycott. Greg Sargent tracked down [...]

Despite Marriage Equality Shift, Obama Still Won’t Sign LGBT Anti-Discrimination Executive Order

By: Thursday May 10, 2012 6:15 am

I think that the President’s announcement yesterday on marriage equality is worthy of praise. Yet I also see John Cole’s point that, at the end of the day, the President merely expressed an opinion. Presidents expressing an opinion matters more than, say, me expressing one, but we can judge on actions and not words. And [...]

Gay Donors Begin Boycotting Obama Campaign Over Anti-Discrimination Executive Order

By: Tuesday May 8, 2012 6:58 am

The argument made by the more cautious of the Democratic establishment is that the President cannot come out for marriage equality, even though nobody buys his current posture, because it would hurt him with a sliver of votes in November, enough to make a difference in some swing states. They usually bring up Virginia and [...]

Establishment, Activists Mobilize Against White House on Anti-LGBT Discrimination Executive Order

By: Thursday April 19, 2012 9:35 am

The establishment Washington Post editorial board blasted the President for declining to issue an executive order prohibiting LGBT discrimination in the workplace among federal contractors. Using unusually strong language, the Post calls out Administration’s justifications, noting that they used executive orders and federal agency rules to move the ball on LGBT issues prior to legislative [...]

Obama Administration Suddenly Decides “Time Is Right” for ENDA

By: Tuesday April 17, 2012 10:53 am

Via Chris Geidner, this is really weird and cynical behavior from the Obama Administration. Facing continued fallout from the Obama administration’s decision not to proceed with an executive order banning LGBT discrimination by federal contractors, White House spokesman Shin Inouye tells Metro Weekly today that “the time is right for a comprehensive legislative approach” to [...]

LGBT Activists Plot Grassroots Campaign to Confront Obama Over Anti-Discrimination Executive Order

By: Monday April 16, 2012 1:29 pm

Since the White House dropped an expected executive order preventing workplace discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors, I was wondering how the gay rights community would react. They didn’t sit on their hands when the Administration tried to slow-walk Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal past the 2010 elections, and their efforts arguably got the [...]

White House Nixes Executive Order Prohibiting LGBT Discrimination By Federal Contractors

By: Thursday April 12, 2012 6:53 am

Federal contractors must have pushed back hard at the Obama Administration. Either that, or the White House just values them a whole lot. Over the past couple weeks, not one but two potential restrictions on them have been lifted. The first was when the Administration abandoned a plan to force disclosure of political donations by [...]

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