David Weigand could take it no longer. The Boston Globe. Obama's N. Retrieved November 11, Mothers and fathers lose child custody simply because they are gay or lesbian, and gay people are denied the right to marry. On September 30,the Defense Department issued new guidelines that allow military chaplains to officiate at same-sex weddings, on or off military installations, in states where such weddings are allowed.
Green Party of the United States. Following the results of this election, MarylandMaineand Washington became the first states to allow same-sex marriage through popular vote. On August 18,the Obama administration announced that it would suspend deportation proceedings against many undocumented immigrants who pose no threat to national security or public safety, with the White House interpreting the term "family" to include partners of lesbian, gay and bisexual people. It was the first federal statute to "recognize and name gay, lesbian and bisexual people.
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