Promotion of LGBT Human Rights in the United States during the Obama Administration (2009-2016)

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Chidsanupong Nitiwana
Wannapa Leerasiri


This research study surveys the promotion of the rights of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people in the United States under the administration of President Barack Obama (2009-2017). It aims to explore President Obama’s policies both at the national and international levels. This study uses a qualitative research method by means of documentary review. Research finds that the Obama Administration initiated several regulatory, diplomatic, and legal actions in an attempt to eliminate discrimination against the LGBT community. The US has also been a lead advocate for LGBT rights in international fora. Nevertheless, these efforts can also be seen as a camouflage for its human rights abuse in other areas.

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Nitiwana, C., & Leerasiri, W. (2017). Promotion of LGBT Human Rights in the United States during the Obama Administration (2009-2016). Political Science and Public Administration Journal, 8(1), 1–32. Retrieved from
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