A claim has been made that former US President Barack Obama asked the former President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan to delay an anti-gay bill. The claim was made by former Senate President David Mark, who said that Obama had asked Jonathan to delay the bill because of the US Presidential election. He had apparently asked

Obama celebrates equal marriage in last DNC speech as US President

Barack Obama has celebrated same-sex marriage in his last ever Democratic National Convention (DNC) speech as President of the United States. Speaking at the convention, Mr Obama also said he felt his administration had brought together people regardless of gender, sexual orientation or race. He said: “We put policies in place to help students with

Barack Obama has issued a Pride Month proclamation for the final time as President, to mark June as LGBT Pride Month. “Since our founding, America has advanced on an unending path toward becoming a more perfect Union. This journey, led by forward-thinking individuals who have set their sights on reaching for a brighter tomorrow, has

US: Obama signs Executive Order banning anti-LGBT workplace discrimination

Barack Obama has signed on July 21 an Executive Order banning workplace discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. The new order only applies to federal contractors, unlike the broader Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which remains stalled in the House of Representatives. However, it has been praised by some for its lack of a religious

US: Obama to sign Executive Order banning anti-LGBT workplace discrimination

A White House official confirmed that Obama has asked his staff to prepare the measure for his signature, though a time-frame was not mentioned. Obama has been under pressure to sign an Executive Order due to the stalling of the broader Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. The Order will protect federal contractors in all