The White House on Wednesday launched a
new website trumpeting its LGBT achievements.
A quote from President Barack Obama
welcomes visitors: “We've got a lot of hard work that we still have
to do, but we can already point to extraordinary progress that we've
made … on behalf of Americans who are gay and lesbian, bisexual and
The site, titled
the Future: President Obama And The LGBT Community, is a
subdomain located off the White House's official website and features
a fact sheet of the administration's accomplishments on gay rights, a
page to sign-up for a newsletter, and the White House's video for the
It Gets Better Project.
Many of the administrations
accomplishments listed on the website were also mentioned in the
declaration Obama signed on Tuesday declaring June Gay Pride month.
Those achievements include repeal of
“Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the 1993 law that bars gay and bisexual
troops from serving openly, efforts to wipe out discrimination in
federal housing programs, and passage of a gay-inclusive hate crimes
Briefly mentioned are relationship
recognition, including the administration decision to stop defending
in court the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which bars federal
agencies from recognizing the marriages of gay and lesbian couples.