The President Delivers a Statement on Ukraine
President Barack Obama talks on the phone in the Oval Office with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the situation in Ukraine, March 1, 2014.
Weekly Address: Investing in Technology and Infrastructure to Create Jobs
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HB 2453, deemed the “religious freedom” bill would legalize discrimination against gay or lesbian individuals needing services in Kansas.
The U.S. government will recognize same-sex marriages as equal to traditional marriages in all federal matters, including in U.S. courts, bankruptcies, prison visits and survivor benefits, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday.
The expansion of such federal recognition will include 34 states where same-sex marriage isn’t legal, but the new federal benefits being extended to those states will apply only where the U.S. government has jurisdiction, Holder said.
For example, a same-sex couple legally married in Massachusetts can now have their federal bankruptcy proceeding recognized in Alabama, even though it doesn’t allow same-sex marriages. In the past, the U.S. government could challenge the couple’s joint bankruptcy because Alabama doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage.
President Obama’s Message to Team USA
President Obamas says congratulations and good luck to everyone representing the United States at the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
President Obama’s Lunar New Year Message
The President and First Lady send their best wishes to everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year. In this Year of the Horse, we hope that all of us can pursue opportunity and success. We wish you and your loved ones happiness, prosperity, and good health.
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