Celebrated the Role of Lesbian Mothers on Mother’s Day: May 7, 2010-
PresidentObama proclaimed the role that “two mothers” may have in “nurturing” children.
Extended Domestic Partner Benefits without Authority: June 2, 2010
- Extended a widevariety of quasi-marital domestic partner benefits to homosexual partners of federalemployees, despite the absence of statutory authority to do so.
Praised the Contributions of Homosexual Fathers on Father’s Day: June 18, 2010-
President Obama expanded the role of father to include a second father in his Father’sDay press release.
Drastically Changed the Military’s Traditional Policies: December 22, 2010-
PresidentObama reversed a 200 year-old policy that protected soldiers against homosexualconduct in the armed forces, and the risk of increasing sexual tension, harassment, andassault.
Abandoned Duty to Protect the Marriage Laws of the United States: February 23,2011-
President Obama shirked executive responsibility by abandoning legal defense ofthe federal Defense of Marriage Act,
forcing the House of Representatives tointervene to defend the law
Ended Normal Workplace Dress Codes:
May 27, 2011-
President Obama prohibiteddiscrimination based on “gender identity” (i.e., cross-dressing) in federal employment,despite the absence of statutory authority.
Peter S. Sprigg is Senior Fellow for Policy Studies at the Family Research Council.
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