Obama and Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Orlando on Thursday, four days after a US-born gunman claiming allegiance to various armed groups carried out the deadliest mass shooting in recent memory. He urged Congress to pass measures to make it harder to legally acquire high-powered weapons like the semi-automatic rifle used in the attack at the Pulse nightclub. But it is not clear the bills have the votes to pass. However, our correspondent said that many of the people she had spoken to did not think that the tragedy would lead to any change at all in gun laws. Heartwarming initiatives and donations ensuring that no affected family will have to pay for funeral costs.
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Posted June 24, p. EDT Updated July 13, p. The Stonewall National Monument will be anchored by Christopher Park, a small park just across from the iconic Stonewall Inn tavern, and covers a 7. Obama said the monument would "tell the story of our struggle for LGBT rights" and of a civil rights movement that became a part of America. But it has not directed the full capabilities of this great nation against this problem.
National gay rights leaders on Wednesday blamed what they said were scare-mongering ads — and President Barack Obama's lack of engagement — for an election setback in Maine that could alter the dynamics for both sides in the gay-marriage debate. Opponents of gay marriage, in contrast, celebrated Maine voters' rejection of a law that would have allowed gay couples to wed, saying it was a warning shot that should deter politicians in other states from pushing for same-sex marriage. Gay activists said they were frustrated that Obama, who says he supports their overall civil rights agenda, didn't speak out forcefully in defense of Maine's marriage law before Tuesday's referendum.
Former President Barack Obama took a shot Wednesday at some Hispanics who voted for President Donald Trump, saying they did not care about his "racist" remarks because of their alignment on social views. Trump surprised political onlookers with his improved showing with Hispanic voters in from , helping him to comfortable victories in states with significant Hispanic populations like Texas and Florida. His focus on working-class issues and stance against socialism was appealing to some Latinos, although a majority still voted for President-elect Joe Biden. Some critics attacked Obama for what they viewed as divisive comments, reminiscent of his reference to "bitter" working-class voters who "cling" to guns and religion. Others noted the "cages" he referred to from the Trump administration's family separation policy were built during his presidency.