Obama Administration

Accomplishments on Discrimination

  • Transgender students in public schools must be allowed to use the bathrooms of their gender identity under new rule by the Obama Administration
  • Gender neutral restrooms available for White House staff and visitors so individuals can use the bathroom that conforms to their gender identity
  • Transgender Americans may not be discriminated against by health insurance companies or medical providers
  • Sexual orientation discrimination against Federal employees ruled illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • President Obama signs executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminting against LGBT individuals
  • US government international campaign initiated to build respect for the human rights of LGBT persons worldwide
    Dec 06 2011
  • US sponsored measure to include “sexual orientation” in the definition of human rights adopted by the UN General Assembly, 122- 0.
    Dec 22 2010
  • $1.5 billion awarded to some 75,000 black farmers who were victims of discrimination in applying for farm loans from 1983 to 1997
    Dec 08 2010
  • $3.4 billion settlement for Native Americans against the US government arising from incorrect accounting for royalties on mineral leases
    Dec 08 2010
  • Discrimination based on gender identity banned in federal workplaces
    Jan 01 2010
  • People with HIV/AIDS no longer prohibited from entering the United States
    Oct 30 2009
  • First-ever reception at the White House honoring Lesbian, Gay, Transgendered, Bisexual Pride Month hosted by the President and First lady
    Jun 29 2009
  • Employers prompted to review, develop and update their criteria on employee compensation to ensure they are applied consistently and uniformly.
    Jan 29 2009
  • Statute of limitations on filing equal-pay lawsuits eased by setting period to start from the date of the most recent paycheck.
    Jan 29 2009
  • Pay discrimination based on gender, race, color, national origin, age and disability prohibited.
    Jan 29 2009