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. Hodgesthe U. Obama supports civil unions and civil rights for gays and lesbians—but insists that marriage is not a basic civil right. April The Administration has taken unprecedented steps to protect and promote the rights of transgender and gender non-conforming Americans. He had written that he believed "that American society can choose to carve out a special place for the union of a man and a woman.
This decision affirms what millions of Americans already believe in their hearts:
Obama supports civil unions and civil rights for gays and lesbians—but insists that marriage is not a basic civil right. But today, their love is set free with the right to marry and the recognition of that marriage throughout the country. Obama employed the concept of e pluribus unum in his many approaches to LGBT responsive politics. This week, the president said he thinks same-sex couples should be able to get married.
But for the most part, activists dissatisfied with the lack of progress in those and other areas consider Congress, rather than the president, the real obstacle to equality.