Barack Obama's religious background is more diverse than that of most prominent politicians. But it may prove to be representative of future generations of Americans who grow up in an increasingly diverse America. His mother was raised by non-practicing Christians; his father was raised a Muslim but was an atheist by the time he had married Obama's mother. Obama's stepfather was also Muslim , but of an eclectic kind who could make room for animist and Hindu beliefs. Neither Obama nor his mother were ever atheists or identified with atheism in any way, but she raised him in a relatively secular household where he learned about religion and the different beliefs people had about them.
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She was the first African-American woman to serve in this position. In her early legal career, she worked at the law firm Sidley Austin where she met Barack Obama. She subsequently worked in non-profits and as the associate dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago as well as the vice president for Community and External Affairs of the University of Chicago Medical Center. Michelle married Barack in , and together they have two daughters. Obama campaigned for her husband's presidential bid throughout and , delivering a keynote address at the Democratic National Convention.
Obama Makes History By Citing Gay Rights in Inaugural Address
In the landmark decision, the majority of justices ruled that states must license same-sex marriages and also recognize gay marriages performed legally in other states. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. Each filed their own dissenting opinion. The decision upholds the Fourteenth Amendment that requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out of state, according to the court document. The Constitution grants them that right," the majority wrote.
The gay rights movement in the United States has seen huge progress in the last century, and especially the last two decades. Laws prohibiting homosexual activity have been struck down; lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals are now allowed to serve openly in the military transgender individuals were allowed to serve openly from until March , when a new ban was put in place. And same-sex couples can now legally get married and adopt children in all 50 states. But it has been a long and bumpy road for gay rights proponents, who are still advocating for employment, housing and transgender rights. During his U.