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Posted byon July 22, 2011 at 10:13 AM EST
Your quick look at what happened this week on WhiteHouse.gov
Posted byon July 21, 2011 at 11:01 PM EST
Watch as President Obama meets a civil rights icon, speaks with the Atlantis crew aboard the international space station and makes an important personnel announcement
Posted byon July 19, 2011 at 5:43 PM EST
President Obama expresses his support for the Respect for Marriage Act, which will be introduced in the Senate on July 20.
Posted byon July 15, 2011 at 5:54 PM EST
Ruby Bridges made history in 1964 when she attended a formerly all-white school. She visited the White House to see a painting of her historic first day by Norman Rockwell that is on display outside the Oval Office through the summer of 2011
Posted byon July 11, 2011 at 12:28 PM EST
To further engage Native American youth, the White House recently launched the Native American Youth Challenge to learn about how young people are working to solve problems in their communities. One way this is taking place is through Let’s Move in Indian Country, and this morning the White House was pleased to host a South Lawn Series event for youth to learn about lacrosse from some of the best players in the game.
Posted byon July 1, 2011 at 5:52 PM EST
The Departments of Justice and Education announce an important settlement with a California school district, resolving an investigation under federal civil rights law into the harassment of a gay middle school student.
Posted byon June 29, 2011 at 7:48 PM EST
President Obama speaks to LGBT grassroots and community leaders, youth champions, and advocates from around the country at an event to observe LGBT Pride Month.
Posted byon June 28, 2011 at 5:03 PM EST
LGBT families continue to face discrimination when it comes to finding housing, but HUD and the Obama Administration have taken groundbreaking steps to address this problem.
Posted byon June 28, 2011 at 10:55 AM EST
Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar honors a recent court action giving settlements for potential federal mismanagement of Native American trust funds. The Department of Interior is committed to reconciliation and empowerment for American Indian nations through comprehensive reform of its trust responsibilities.
Posted byon June 24, 2011 at 6:22 PM EST
In honor of LGBT Pride Month, Susan Rice speaks at an GLIFAA commemoration with over 80 employees of the Department of State and NGO’s who work on LGBT issues in attendance.