What Has Obama Done for LGBT Americans? (Incredible Infographic!)
Ask not what your country can do for you, but what your “evolving” President has done for the LGBT community while in office. The answer? Quite a freaking lot, actually.
Extending benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees? Check. Signing the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law? Double check. Ending gender identity discrimination in the federal government? Recording an It Gets Better video? Declaring DOMA unconstitutional? Repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell? Hosting anti-bullying Conference at the White House? Restoring sexual orientation to the United Nations protected human rights?
Check, check, check, check, check, and check.
Faced with a laundry list of still present inequalities, it can become easy for the LGBT community to flippantly wave off President Barack Obama’s contributions to our lives. His devolving stance on some matters doesn’t help. But the fact of the matter is that no president, politician, or single person has done more for the LGBT community in the entire history of our country. No joke.
So do the man that has done so much for you a favor, and share this infographic with your pals, peers, and families. We’ve got a big vote ahead of us next year, and your biggest ally could use all the help he can get.
Thanks for having our backs, Mr. President!