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					                                  PROGRESS
                                   for the                        LGBT COMMUNITY
                                  Together, we’ve fought hard for equal rights for LGBT Americans, and the repeal of "Don't Ask,
                                  Don't Tell" is only one example of the progress we've achieved over the last three years. Take a
                                  look at a timeline of steps President Obama has taken for LGBT equality since taking o ce, and
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2009                                                                    2010                                                            2011
            Ordered federal                        Created a National               Ended                            Released                         Ensured that                       Clarified the




                                                                                                                                        JANUARY 20




                                                                                                                                                                          AUGUST 18
JUNE 17




                                                                                                       JUNE 22
                                                                        JANUARY 1
                                      OCTOBER 21




            government                             Resource Center                  discrimination                   America’s first                   government                         meaning of
            to extend key                          for Lesbian, Gay,                based on gender                  comprehensive                    housing                            “family” to
            benefits to                                                                                                                                programs are                       include LGBT
                                                   Bisexual and                     identity in                      plan to prevent
            same-sex                                                                                                                                  available to all                   relationships,
                                                   Transgender                      the federal                      and end
                                                                                                                                                                                         helping to
            partners of federal                    Elders                           government                       homelessness,                    eligible people,
                                                                                                                                                                                         protect
            employees                                                                                                which includes                   including LGBT
                                                                                                                                                                                         bi-national
                                                   Signed the                       Lifted the ban                   homeless LGBT                    community
                                                                        JANUARY 4
                                      OCTOBER 28




                                                                                                                                                                                         families
            Hosted first White                      Matthew Shepard                  that prohibited                  youth
JUNE 29




                                                                                                                                                                                         threatened by
            House LGBT Pride                       and James Byrd Jr.               people with                                                       Proposed more


                                                                                                                                        FEBRUARY 14
                                                                                                                                                                                         deportation
            Reception in history                   Hate Crimes                      HIV/AIDS from                    Awarded a                        funding for
                                                                                                       OCTOBER 1




                                                   Prevention Act                   entering the                     grant to the                     LGBT priorities                    Supported




                                                                                                                                                                          AUGUST 19
            Awarded the                            into law                         United States                    Los Angeles                      such as
AUGUST 12




                                                                                                                                                                                         lesbian widow
            highest civilian                                                                                         Gay and Lesbian                  HIV/AIDS                           Edith Windsor
            honor, the Medal of                                                     Enacted the                      Community                        prevention and                     in her suit
                                                                        MARCH 23




            Freedom, to Billie                                                      A ordable Care                   Services Center                  education, and                     against DOMA
            Jean King and                                                           Act, reforming                   to work                          bullying and
            Harvey Milk                                                             health care in                   with LGBT                        teen suicide                       Issued guidance
                                                                                    America by                       foster youth                     prevention          SEPTEMBER 2    to foster safer
                                                                                    lowering costs,                                                                                      working
                                                                                                                                                      Declared the                       environment
                                                                                                                                        FEBRUARY 23




                                                                                    expanding                        President
                                                                                                       OCTOBER 21




                                                                                                                                                      Defense of                         for transgender
                                                                                    choice, and                      Obama
                                                                                                                                                                                         federal
                                                                                    improving health                 recorded “It                     Marriage Act
                                                                                                                                                                                         employees
                                                                                    care quality                     Gets Better”                     unconstitutional
                                                                                                                     video                            and announced
                                                                                                                                                                                         Strengthened
                                                                                                                                                                          SEPTEMBER 7




                                                                                    Ensured hospital                                                  the
                                                                        APRIL 15




                                                                                                                                                                                         enforcement of
                                                                                    visitation and                   Led a United                     administration
                                                                                                       DECEMBER 21




                                                                                                                                                                                         same-sex
                                                                                    medical                          Nations measure                  will no longer
                                                                                                                                                                                         hospital
                                                                                    decision-making                  that restored                    defend its                         visitation rights
                                                                                    rights for gay                   “sexual                          constitutionality                  and decision
                                                                                    and lesbian                      orientation” to                  in court                           making
                                                                                    patients                         the definition of
                                                                                                                                                                          SEPTEMBER 20




                                                                                                                                                      Hosted a
                                                                                                                                        MARCH 10




                                                                                                                     human rights                                                        Implemented
                                                                                    Allowed trans                                                     Conference                         the Repeal of
                                                                        JUNE 9




                                                                                    Americans to                     Signed the                       on Bullying                        “Don’t Ask,
                                                                                                       DECEMBER 22




                                                                                    receive true                     Repeal of “Don’t                 Prevention at                      Don’t Tell”
                                                                                    gender                           Ask, Don’t Tell”                 the White House
                                                                                                                                                                                         Issued a
                                                                                                                                                                          DECEMBER 6




                                                                                    passports
                                                                                                                                                      Completed an                       presidential
                                                                                    without surgery
                                                                                                                                        MARCH 31




                                                                                                                                                      Institute of                       memorandum
                                                                                                                                                                                         creating
                                                                                    Clarified the                                                      Medicine study
                                                                        JUNE 22




                                                                                                                                                                                         first-ever U.S.
                                                                                    Family and                                                        on LGBT health,
                                                                                                                                                                                         government
                                                                                    Medical Leave                                                     the first of
                                                                                                                                                                                         strategy
                                                                                    Act ensuring                                                      its kind
                                                                                                                                                                                         dedicated to
                                                                                    family leave for                                                                                     combating
                                                                                    LGBT employees                                                                                       human rights
                                                                                                                                                                                         abuses against
                                                                                                                                                                                         LGBT persons
                                                                                                                                                                                         abroad.

				
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