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Worthy Christian News » Obama Proclaims June as LGBT Month

Washington, D.C. (Worthy News)– The White House issued a proclamation by President Barack Obama calling on Americans to celebrate the 'great diversity of the American people' declaring June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.

As progress spreads from State to State, as justice is delivered in the courtroom, and as more of our fellow Americans are treated with dignity and respect — our Nation becomes not only more accepting, but more equal as well. During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, we celebrate victories that have affirmed freedom and fairness, and we recommit ourselves to completing the work that remains.

Last year, supporters of equality celebrated the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, a ruling which, at long last, gave loving, committed families the respect and legal protections they deserve. In keeping with this decision, my Administration is extending family and spousal benefits — from immigration benefits to military family benefits — to legally married same-sex couples.

My Administration proudly stands alongside all those who fight for LGBT rights. Here at home, we have strengthened laws against violence toward LGBT Americans, taken action to prevent bullying and harassment, and prohibited discrimination in housing and hospitals. Despite this progress, LGBT workers in too many States can be fired just because of their sexual orientation or gender identity; I continue to call on the Congress to correct this injustice by passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. And in the years ahead, we will remain dedicated to addressing health disparities within the LGBT community by implementing the Affordable Care Act and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy — which focuses on improving care while decreasing HIV transmission rates among communities most at risk.

Our commitment to advancing equality for the LGBT community extends far beyond our borders. In many places around the globe, LGBT people face persecution, arrest, or even state-sponsored execution. This is unacceptable. The United States calls on every nation to join us in defending the universal human rights of our LGBT brothers and sisters.

This month, as we mark 45 years since the patrons of the Stonewall Inn defied an unjust policy and awakened a nascent movement, let us honor every brave leader who stood up, sat in, and came out, as well as the allies who supported them along the way. Following their example, let each of us speak for tolerance, justice, and dignity — because if hearts and minds continue to change over time, laws will too.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2014 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.

BARACK OBAMA

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  • Bob Green
    3 June 2014 at 4:37 am - Reply

    So tired of:
    Boot to groin,
    Knees on chest,
    Right hand firmly around neck,
    Left hand cramming evil down Americas throat!
    2 Chronicles 7:14: if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. <

  • David Erdos
    3 June 2014 at 7:38 am - Reply

    3 words: judgement is coming

  • Enrique Scarpa
    3 June 2014 at 7:49 am - Reply

    The most secularist and worst president ever!

  • David Hawley
    3 June 2014 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Meanwhile, ethnic cleansing of christians is happening in countries all over the world, and US nationals are in foreign jails over their religious beliefs.

  • Marcia Galbreath
    3 June 2014 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Romans 1:26 For this reason God gave them over to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged the natural sexual relations for unnatural ones, 27 and likewise the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed in their passions for one another. Men committed shameless acts with men and received in themselves the due penalty for their error. 28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what should not be done. 29 They are filled with every kind of unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, malice. They are rife with envy, murder, strife, deceit, hostility. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, contrivers of all sorts of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 senseless, covenant-breakers, heartless, ruthless. 32 Although they fully know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but also approve of those who practice them.

  • Billy Carver
    3 June 2014 at 9:07 am - Reply

    He's an idiot! Bottom line.

  • Tom Revalator
    3 June 2014 at 9:40 am - Reply

    YHWH rebuke em all!!

  • Dennis Hibbard
    3 June 2014 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Mr Prez you playing the game of Hangman for Real??? With the Legalization of Evil

  • Dennis Hibbard
    3 June 2014 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Matthew 18:7
    King James Version (KJV)
    7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! STOP SIGNS SPELLED WITH DIFFERENT NAMES LGBTAdultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
    20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
    21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. And dem Lies, Right Now you's on the inside look'n out, looks like you'll soon be on the Out Look'n In for a Looooooooooooooooooonnng time? I don't see ALLAH'S NAME HERE ANY WHERE Oop'S Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
    14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

    15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

  • Shelley Kanalley
    3 June 2014 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    God will deal with this

  • Shelley Ann Jenkins
    3 June 2014 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    I would hate to be in his shoes on judgement day. When is this nation going to wake up and stand up.
    2 Chr 7:14
    Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.

    Maybe this nation won't wake up, and if so than we deserve the judgement on us as well. Jesus, please come! Remember your promise oh Lord, and come reap which is yours.

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