Kiswahili voaswahili. July Follow us. It previously prevented the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, until the Supreme Court ruled that provision unconstitutional in People gather in Lafayette Park to see the White House illuminated with rainbow colors in commemoration of the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize same-sex marriage in Washington, June 26, Windsor decision, in which the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional, the President instructed the Cabinet to review over 1, federal statutes and regulations to ensure the decision was implemented swiftly and smoothly by the federal government to recognize the rights of same-sex couples.
He also says that he supports affirmative action for gays and lesbians.
Africa The Americas East Asia. And he was handily re-elected. It's become an annual event, tied to the monthlong commemoration of the Stonewall riots, which helped launch the modern gay liberation movement. Black Voices.
But rather than pause at that stage, the president continued throughout his two terms to find ways to support the LGBT community, even when Congress was in partisan deadlock.