Has there ever been a more gay-friendlier President in our lifetime? Indeed, since he was voted into office the "1st black" President has extended visitation rights to gays in hospital federal funding, overturned a lifetime practice and invited gay families to the annual White House Easter Egg hunt, worked hard on trying to get the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy overturned and now he uses his executive order powers to extend federal family leave benefits to gays:
The Labor Department intends to issue regulations this week ordering businesses to give gay employees equal treatment under a law permitting workers unpaid time off to care for newborns or loved ones.Meanwhile, while Barry works overtime to get the gays to like him, unemployment rates for Blacks remains at 16% (double that of whites). Not that any black person dare complain because...ummm, The One is black himself and blacks should stay silent and be proud that to have a black President who pays them no mind while taking care of his white, liberal base knowing damn well that blacks will be there for him no matter how much he continues to ignore there needs.
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis planned to announce Wednesday that the government would require employers to extend the option that has been available to heterosexual workers for almost two decades, two officials briefed on the plan said Monday. Neither was authorized to speak publicly ahead of the announcement.
The move, coming less than five months before November's congressional elections, seemed likely to incite conservatives and Republicans who stood in lockstep against the Obama administration's earlier efforts to repeal a ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military. It also appeared likely to be popular with loyal Democrats and organized labor.