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COMMENTARY: Separate but equal is never equal – ever

A civil union is not a marriage and does not offer the same legal benefits, dignity and respect as a marriage - just as separate but equal was never, ever equal. It was, and is, merely – separate.

Obama addresses 3,000 LGBT rights advocates in video message

President Barack Obama issued a video statement before 3,000 LGBT rights advocates assembled in Atlanta this week for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s 25th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change.

Editor's Notebook: Obama's immortal words

“Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall” is sure to go down in history as a memorable catch-phrase that ties together three great movements.

COMMENTARY: Obama linking Selma to Stonewall divides black community

The momentum in support of same-sex marriage in the African-American community is seen nowadays along generational lines. It is ironically divided between — the black civil rights era of MLK and post-black civil rights era of Obama.

Obama orders tighter gun-control measures

Somberly noting that 900 more Americans have died by gunfire in the month since the tragedy in Connecticut, Obama signed 23 executive orders in an ambitious attempt to reduce gun violence.