Obama on the Issues: From Abortion to War

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  • Barack Obama on Energy and Environment
  • President Obama on Foreign Policy
  • Barack Obama on Marriage Equality
  • Barack Obama on Guns
  • Barack Obama on Health Care
  • Barack Obama on Immigration
  • President Obama on Social Security
  • President Obama on Taxes
  • Barack Obama on Terrorism
  • President Obama on War
  • Where Obama Stands on the Issues
  • President Obama on Abortion and Birth Control
  • President Obama on the Economy
  • President Obama on the Federal Debt
  • Barack Obama on Education

Marriage Equality

Supports legal recognition of same-sex marriage, a matter decided by states. Achieved repeal of the military ban on openly gay service members. Has not achieved repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act; administration has ceased defending the law in court but it remains on the books. Directed the government to require all hospitals that get Medicare and Medicaid financing to grant visitation privileges to gay and lesbian partners of patients.

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