Obama Makes June ‘LGBT Pride Month’

By Dustin Siggins Published on June 1, 2016

June 2016 is “LGBT Pride Month,” thanks to President Obama’s signature.

Yesterday, Obama officially declared today the start of “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month,” and used the symbolic gesture to “call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.”

In his signing statement, the president said that “the fight for dignity and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people is reflected in the tireless dedication of advocates and allies who strive to forge a more inclusive society. They have spurred sweeping progress by changing hearts and minds and by demanding equal treatment —under our laws, from our courts, and in our politics. This month, we recognize all they have done to bring us to this point, and we recommit to bending the arc of our Nation toward justice.”

Obama also described some of his administration’s actions backing the LGBT agenda, such as opposing reparative therapy and signing an Executive Order that bans federal contractors from considering sexual orientation and gender identity when considering employment.

The declaration comes weeks after the latest legal iterations of the administration’s support for special treatment of Americans who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender. Last month, the Department of Justice sued North Carolina after the state overturned a law mandating businesses open to the public allow people to use whatever restroom and locker room they prefer. Likewise, the administration mandated on May 13 that hospitals receiving federal funding must provide “gender transition” treatments, or risk losing funding, and that schools not allowing students to use the restrooms, locker rooms, hotel rooms and other sex-segregated facilities of their choice would be in violation of Title IX.

Title IX is a 1972 law banning sex-segregation, which the administration interpreted in 2014 to include gender identity as well as biological sex.

In late April, the names of colleges and universities that were granted exceptions to the administration’s reinterpretation of the anti-sex discrimination law Title IX were made public.

The May 13 school mandate garnered a backlash among social conservatives and parents, leading 11 states to sue the federal government last week. One of those states was Texas, whose Attorney General told The Stream that his state’s laws and the statutory language of Title IX protect schools from the mandate.

“Under the Texas Education code, parents can direct the education of their children,” said Ken Paxton, who noted that “Title IX says neither the superintendent nor the school administration has the authority to change Title IX. It’s up to Congress.”

“Local areas should encourage their state legislatures, school boards and school superintendents to stand firm that the law protects them. They can set up separate bathrooms for transgenders,” urged Paxton, who spoke to The Stream several days before filing the lawsuit.

In addition to the Pride Month declaration, Obama may provide other symbolic support for LGBT activists. The Washington Examiner reported that “listening sessions” with activists could lead to a designation of the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan and a nearby park as the nation’s first monument to the LGBT movement.

The inn was the site of the infamous 1969 Stonewall Riots, where a police raid on the gay bar led to violent altercations and, in many respects, the launch of the modern LGBT movement into organized parades, protests and political activism.

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  • Dean Bruckner

    God help us! The origin of the name June is the Roman goddess Juno, “patroness of marriage and the well-being of women.” I’m sure that President Obama, like all Leftists, is utterly unaware of the supreme irony of his gesture in the month of June, in that the measures being called for by LGBT activists are toxic both to marriage and to women. It’s an inversion worthy of the great Enemy of our souls, the Deceiver.

    • amy

      I think he probably knew EXACTLY what he was doing in choosing June….

      • Dean Bruckner

        You’re probably right. The Stonewall riots occurred on June 29, so I guess that’s probably the reason. If anything, June should be D-Day commemoration month, where a real battle with infinitely greater risk and reward occurred on June 6, 1944.

        • Yes! And GOD bless all those soldiers who went from young boys to real tough men almost instantly; fought that war for 5+ years and then came home to build up a great country with never a whiney assed attitude. Soon the last of these great men will be gone forever. RIP to Tech Sgt Harold Ross Phinney , my Daddy, who left us last August 10th, at age 93 and exactly 70 years to the day that he was discharged from the US Army.

          • Dean Bruckner

            Well said! My condolences to your family, but also my congratulations to you for helping one of the Greatest Generation complete a life that built America.

          • 1Myles1

            How many gay veterans gave their lives and are still hated because of whom they love?

          • Liz Litts

            Are you just too dumb to realize that you are being ignored?

          • 1Myles1

            Compared to you everyone is a genius.

      • StupiditySlayer

        Yes, because the Leftist agenda is to destroy the family so the government can step in and control us all. They are extremely evil and will see their reward at the judgement seat of Christ.

        • Dean Bruckner

          At the Great White throne judgment probably, since they are not believers. Pray that they will repent and receive Christ’s forgiveness.

          • 1Myles1

            What can a zombie do?

        • 1Myles1

          Conspiracy nut.

    • Anneke9

      That was my first thought: he deliberately chose the traditional month for weddings.

      • Dean Bruckner

        Now THAT would be evil. So it’s more likely than not, or at least a.side benefit to this cabal.

  • Braden_Campbell

    Let the world be worldly… Christians should have nothing to do with it.

    • 1Myles1

      I think the world should have nothing to do with christians.

  • jgmusgrove

    Yes, Obama provides a month for LGBT but only a day for Mothers or a day for Fathers.

  • Matthew Sheppard

    He that built the house now tears it down. Stop it, before it falls on our heads.

  • Paul Burgett

    Of course he did.

  • Jennifer Hartline

    I just hope to God the photo with this piece is merely a Photoshop creation, and not a real flag. If that’s a real flag, it should be burned immediately. But I guess Old Glory isn’t sacred to anyone anymore.

    • Dean Bruckner

      They should get their own flag, and not try to change the work of others to suit their own purposes.

      • 1Myles1

        Are you so foolish as to suggest gay Americans can’t use the flag of their country to celebrate being free?

  • Cowboy

    Maybe I will try and skip June!

  • Darkman

    Is that flag for real? It reminds me of a clown.

  • BetterYet

    Where have you all been? The “Gay Agenda” has been using that flag for a while now. So… How much more will America have to slide before a few courageous Bible belt States choose cut their losses and leave the Union?

  • Quantz

    What are they proud of? Their only notable accomplishment is that they are the first demographic group in the history of the planet to try to destroy itself with incurable STDs. Not much to brag about there.

  • gizmo23

    The man has no morals and no conscience whatsoever.

    • 1Myles1

      Don’t worry Paxton will soon be jailed for his mis-deeds.

  • GaryB

    Celebrate and have pride in what God has condemned? Yeah, that’s a bad decision.

    • 1Myles1

      No gods exist.Religion is an evil stupidity.To use that foolishness to discriminate against people for the way they are born or whom they love is sick and immoral.

  • Liz Litts

    Let’s just ignore this —just because he decrees it does not mean we have to go along with the delusional creep.

  • Skotiad

    There’s a big difference between a statesman and a politician. A statesman tries to do what is right for whole country. A politician only tries to please the people who voted for him. Huge difference. Obama is a politician, one who has never even tried to hide his contempt for people who don’t share his left-wing values. For eight years we’ve been gazing at his extended middle finger. He’s the worst kind of politician.

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