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Obama orders most hospitals to grant gays visitation rights
Chicago Tribune
4/16/2010 "...The Obama memo is inspired in part by the case of Janice Langbehn, who was kept from seeing her partner, Lisa Pond, as she slipped into a coma. Last September a federal judge rejected Langbehn's lawsuit against Florida's Jackson Memorial Hospital, saying there was no law requiring the staff to grant Langbehn access to Pond's bedside.

Obama Set To Sign Bill Widening Hate Crime Laws
National Public Radio
10/28/2009"At a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden Wednesday afternoon, President Obama plans to sign a bill into law that was more than a decade in the making. It is an update to the federal hate crimes statute that Congress initially passed in 1968.

Criminal Justice

Obama signs bill expanding hate crimes to sexual orientation
The Christian Science Monitor
10/28/2009"The gay community applauded President Obama’s signing Wednesday of a hate-crime law that covers crimes against people based on their gender identity and sexual orientation, real or perceived.

Obama Stand Does Gay Americans No Favors
President Barack Obama has a problem with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community: He keeps making steady progress on some very important matters, and we keep complaining that he has let us down. Our glass is half empty and his, it seems, is half full.

Obama Widens Medical Rights for Gay Partners
The New York Times
4/15/2010 "President Obama on Thursday ordered his health secretary to issue new rules aimed at granting hospital visiting rights to same-sex partners.

Olson, Boies Unite to Fight Calif. Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Federal Court
5/28/2009"Gay-rights lawyers on Wednesday welcomed longtime conservative lawyer Theodore Olson into the fight for same-sex marriage, but warned him and liberal colleague David Boies that they could hurt the cause more than help it by launching an attack on California's Proposition 8 in the federal courts.

OPM defies order on same-sex benefits
The Washington Post
12/22/2009 "Last month, Alex Kozinski, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, ordered the Office of Personnel Management to allow health insurance companies serving federal staffers to provide benefits for same-sex spouses of the court's workers.

Organization helps place gay foster kids
Miami Herald
10/23/2007"Dexter Colston landed in the foster care system when he was about 13 after his mother rejected him because he is gay."He bounced through a couple dozen foster care facilities where adults couldn't relate to him and other children could be brutal."...Many gay foster teenagers never find a good home.

Teens & Young Adults

Pace Statement on Gays and the Military
Today Show
3/13/2007"In a newspaper interview Monday, Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had likened homosexuality to adultery and said the military should not condone it by allowing gays to serve openly in the armed forces.

Pair reflect on months as married gay couple
The Des Moines Register
1/20/2008"One image encapsulates the chaos of the summer morning five months ago when gay marriage was legal — briefly — in Polk County.