President Obama is leading the fight to protect everyone - no matter who you are, where you're from, what you look like, or who you love.
“We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths — that all of us are created equal — is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth.”
President Obama, January 21, 2013
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
On June 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, which was the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction.
President Obama delivers a statement after the Supreme Court rules that gay and lesbian couples can marry in America.
The LGBT community has contributed so much to the rich tapestry of our history, and over the past few years, we have taken historic steps to protect the health and well-being of our family, friends and fellow Americans who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.