United StatesU. Sexual orientation discrimination prohibited in public and private employment. Retrieved April 6, It was also the first public acknowledgment of her partner, Amber Laign. Archived from the original on March 24,
In the presidential election, he expressed his opposition to state constitutional bans on same-sex marriage in Californiaand Florida on the November ballot,    but stated in a interview that he personally believes that marriage is "between a man and a woman" and that he is "not in favor of gay marriage.
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The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity is responsible for enforcing a variety of fair housing laws, which prohibit discrimination in both privately owned and publicly assisted housing including:. On July 21,President Obama signed Executive Orderadding "gender identity" to the categories protected against discrimination in hiring in the federal civilian workforce and both "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to the categories protected against discrimination in hiring and employment on the part of federal government contractors and sub-contractors. At the start ofthe Obama administration included gender identity among the classes protected against discrimination under the authority of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission EEOC. Defense of Marriage Act. In FebruaryCarter said he opposed discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, but in June he withdrew his support of a gay rights plank in the Democratic Party platform. Archived from the original on April 10, Health and Human Services.
Archived from the original on August 17, She was barred from playing as a woman in the U. They would require facilities to grant visitation and medical decision-making rights to gay and lesbian partners, as well as designees of others such as widows and widowers. On December 5,the Obama administration announced the United States would use all the tools of American diplomacy, including the potent enticement of foreign aid, to promote LGBT rights around the world. Officials in American Samoa are discussing whether the ruling applies to the territory; currently same-sex marriages are neither licensed nor recognized there.