President George H. Bush speaks at the National Press Club on Jan. Washington Blade archive photo by Doug Hinckle.
And I think we ought to codify that one way or the other. He did not mention a constitutional amendment, known as the Federal Marriage Amendment, which 76 members of the House, including six Democrats, are co-sponsoring. The memo noted that gay rights activists are expecting the imminent Massachusetts decision to make marriage legal for same-sex couples in that state.
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Also last week, the administration finalized one rule allowing medical workers to refuse to treat trans people based on religious objections, while drafting another that would allow homeless shelters to turn away transgender individuals. Presidents routinely use their executive powers to issue symbolic proclamations to mark days, weeks, or months they deem to be of national value. They can also release statements through the White House press office. InBuzzFeed News asked every single day during Pride Month if Trump planned to acknowledge the month in some way.
And he showed a willingness to appoint staff and contribute money to causes that had strong anti-equality agendas. Under Bush, the Florida Republican Party spent thousands on the amendment. Executive Order : Unclear.
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George W. Bush ran for election and reelection as a compassionate conservative. Now slowly inching his way back into the public eye with an interview with ABC News's Jonathan Karl that aired Sunday and a planned major speech on immigration Wednesday, the former president who likes to call himself " retired " is being suddenly feted for views he's held for years.
In an announcement fraught with social, legal and political implications, Mr. Bush urged Congress to act on the amendment quickly and send it on to the state legislatures. Quick action is essential, he said, to bring clarity to the law and protect husband-and-wife marriages from a few "activist judges.