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Obama Administration Promotes the Homosexual Agenda

By Peter Sprigg Senior Fellow for Policy Studies


President Obama's Administration has aggressively promoted a homosexual agenda and sought to equate the homosexual lifestyle with that of the natural family. In doing so, the Administration has faced loyal opposition from a wide array of citizens concerned about threats to their religious liberty and the social implications of promoting a destructive homosexual example. Here are several examples:

Appointment of Record Number of Homosexuals - Made the most "LGBT" (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) appointments of any President in history.[1]

Appointment of a Homosexual Activist with Notorious Past: May 19, 2009 - Kevin Jennings, notorious founder of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), who once all but admitted that he covered up a case of child sexual abuse when working as a teacher -- to the Department of Education.[2]

Appointment of a Pro-Polygamy Law Professor: September 14, 2009 - Chai Feldblum, law professor who once signed a statement endorsing polygamy and said when "sexual liberty" clashed with religious liberty, "Gays win, Christians lose" -- to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.[3]

Undermined the Traditional Family on Family Day: September 28, 2009 - President Obama celebrated families headed by a "same-sex couple" in his Family Day press release.[4]

Signing of the first federal "Hate Crimes" law: October 28, 2009 - This act punishes thoughts as well as actions, treats sexual ethics as "hate," and creates inequality in protections against violent crime.[5]

Encouraged Subversion of Federal Marriage Law: April 14, 2010 - President Obama had the Census Bureau encourage homosexual couples to falsely report themselves as "married," in defiance of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).[6]

Celebrated the Role of Lesbian Mothers on Mother's Day: May 7, 2010 - President Obama proclaimed the role that "two mothers" may have in "nurturing" children.[7]

Extended Domestic Partner Benefits without Authority: June 2, 2010 - Extended a wide variety of quasi-marital domestic partner benefits to homosexual partners of federal employees, despite the absence of statutory authority to do so.[8]

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's Day press release.[9]

Drastically Changed the Military's Traditional Policies: December 22, 2010 - President Obama reversed a 200 year-old policy that protected soldiers against homosexual conduct in the armed forces, and the risk of increasing sexual tension, harassment, and assault.[10]

Abandoned Duty to Protect the Marriage Laws of the United States: February 23, 2011 - President Obama shirked executive responsibility by abandoning legal defense of the federal Defense of Marriage Act,[11] forcing the House of Representatives to intervene to defend the law[12].

Ended Normal Workplace Dress Codes: May 27, 2011 - President Obama prohibited discrimination based on "gender identity" (i.e., cross-dressing) in federal employment, despite the absence of statutory authority.[13]

Endorsed the Redefinition of Marriage: May 9, 2012 - In a reversal of his stated position ever since entering national politics, President Obama stated, "I think same-sex couples should be able to get married"-thus repudiating the laws of 42 states and the constitutions of 30.[14]

Peter S. Sprigg is Senior Fellow for Policy Studies at the Family Research Council.

[1] "Presidential Appointments Project," Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute, accessed July 3, 2012,

[2] "Education Secretary Announces Nine Senior Staff Appointments," Department of Education, May 19, 2009, accessed on July 3, 2012,

[3] "President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts," The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, accessed on July 3, 2012,

[4] "Family Day, 2009," The White House, Office of the Secretary, September 28, 2009, accessed on July 3, 2012,

[5] National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, HR 2647, 111th Cong., 1st sess.

[6] Peter Sprigg, "Marriage law doesn't count at Census Bureau," Washington Times , April 14, 2010, accessed June 20, 2012,

[7] "Presidential Proclamation--Mother's Day," The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, May 7, 2010, accessed on July 3, 2012,

[8] "Presidential Memorandum-Extension of Benefits to Same-Sex Domestic Partners of Federal Employees," The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, accessed on July 3, 2012,

[9] "Presidential Proclamation--Father's Day," The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, June 18, 2010, accessed on July 3, 2012,

[10] Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010, HR 2965, 111th Cong., 2nd sess.

[11] "Statement of the Attorney General on Litigation Involving the Defense of Marriage Act," Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs, February 23, 2011, accessed on July 3, 2012,

[12] Molly K. Hooper, "House to defend law allowing states not to recognize same-sex marriages," The Hill, March 9, 2011, accessed July 3, 2012,

[13] "Guidance Regarding the Employment of Transgender Individuals in the Federal Workplace," The White House, Office of Personnel Management, accessed on July 3, 2012,

[14] "Transcript: Robin Roberts ABC News Interview With President Obama," ABC News, May 9, 2012, accessed on July 10, 2012,

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Peter Sprigg Senior Fellow for Policy Studies

Peter S. Sprigg is Senior Fellow for Policy Studies at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Mr. Sprigg joined FRC in 2001, and his research and writing have addressed (Full Bio)

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