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Barack Obama: What More Can The President Do To Promote Gay And Transgender Rights?

Barack Obama has aptly been nicknamed “the first gay president” by Newsweek, despite the fact he is hetrosexual, mainly due to his liberal stance when it comes to the gay, lesbian and transgender communities.

President Obama has always been open and clear about the fact that he endorses same-sex marriage, and has even extended his advocacy to the least understood group, transgenders. Obama could be the first president of America to have used the taboo word “transgender” in a speech.

Barack Obama’s track record when it comes to the “rainbow” community in general is very good indeed. During his first term in office, for example, the president personally signed hate crime legislation that was to provide the first federal protection rights for transgender people in the U.S.

The administration has also been quietly working behind the scenes to to make it easier for transgender people to update their passports, get health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and to get treatment at Veteran’s Administration facilities, among other things.

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