Release Time: For Immediate Release BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION With the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly affirmed the eternal truths that all people have the right to liberty, equality, and justice under the law. On Human Rights Day and during Human Rights Week, we celebrate our fundamental freedoms and renew our commitment to upholding and advancing human dignity.
Release Time: For Immediate Release MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT:International Initiatives to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons The struggle to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons is a global challenge, and one that is central to the United States commitment to promoting human rights. I am deeply concerned by the violence and discrimination targeting LGBT persons around the world whether it is passing laws that criminalize LGBT status, beating citizens simply for joining peaceful LGBT pride celebrations, or killing men, women, and children for their perceived sexual orientation. That is why I declared before heads of state gathered at the United Nations, "no country should deny people their rights because of who they love, which is why we must stand up for the rights of gays and lesbians everywhere." Under my Administration, agencies engaged abroad have already begun taking action to promote the fundamental human rights of LGBT persons everywhere. Our deep commitment to advancing the human rights of all people is strengthened when we as the United States bring our tools to bear to vigorously advance this goal.
Release Time: For Immediate Release “The struggle to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons is a global challenge, and one that is central to the United States’ commitment to promoting human rights.” --President Obama, December 6, 2011 Since taking office, President Obama has demonstrated that his vision for a brighter future includes greater equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Americans.
Release Time: For Immediate Release This country has never had a Congressman like Barney Frank, and the House of Representatives will not be the same without him.
Release Time: For Immediate Release For a combined 50 years, Charlie Gonzalez and his father have represented Texas' 20th Congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.
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- Statement by the President on the Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
- Statement by the President on the Observance of Juneteenth
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- Letter –Blocking Property of Certain Persons with Respect to Human Rights Abuses in Syria
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- Presidential Proclamation–National Equal Pay Day
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- Presidential Proclamation–Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday
- Remarks by the President and Vice President at Signing of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010
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- Background on President Obama’s Claims Resolution Act Signing Ceremony Today
- Statement by NSC Spokesman Mike Hammer
- Presidential Proclamation–National Native American Heritage Month
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- Remarks by the President Before Signing the Tribal Law and Order Act
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- Statement by the President on the Passing of Dr. Dorothy Height
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- Statement by President Obama on the 45th Anniversary of the March from Selma-to-Montgomery
- Promoting Excellence, Innovation, and Sustainability at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
- Statement by the President on the Settlement in the Black Farmers Lawsuit against USDA
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- Presidential Proclamation — National African American History Month
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