The President yesterday signed a long-awaited executive order barring workplace discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.
The White House clarified on Thursday that closely held for-profit corporations refusing to provide contraceptive coverage will be required to inform their employees.
Democrats in the House and Senate are expected to introduce companion bills today to reverse the US Supreme Court's decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby by prohibiting for-profit employers from refusing to provide health insurance coverage for contraceptives.
Ahead of the Summit, the White House released two reports on working families.
The Senate today is expected to approve $41 million in funding to process hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits across the country.
The Obama administration announced yesterday that the President will issue an executive order prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
The remaining troops will help train and advise Afghan security forces, as well as assist in counter-terrorism operations.
The make-up of the thirteen US federal appeals courts experienced a marked change under the Obama Administration.
"During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, we celebrate victories that have affirmed freedom and fairness, and we recommit ourselves to completing the work that remains."
The bill has no Democratic sponsors, but 41 Republican Senators have already pledged support of the bill.