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TN House Passes Bill Requiring Maturity Test To Enter Kindergarten

by David Badash ● 2:05 PM April 25, 2012
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Thousands of Tennessee children every year will be forced to take a “maturity test” to enter kindergarten should a bill the Tennessee House just passed become law.

Bigotry Watch

Video: Allen West Says 78-81 Democratic Congressmen “Are Members Of the Communist Party”

by David Badash ● 1:37 PM April 11, 2012
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Video: Republican Congressman Allen West last night said “I believe there’s about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party who are members of the Communist Party.”

Civil Rights

Pelosi To Hold House Hearing On Contraception, GOP Plans To Interfere

by David Badash ● 6:05 PM February 21, 2012
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Nancy Pelosi is holding a contraception hearing but the GOP is refusing to grant her request to have it filmed, possibly the first time this has ever occurred.

Bigotry Watch

Heinous “Don’t Say Gay” Bill Passes Tennessee House Committee

by David Badash ● 7:15 AM February 16, 2012
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Tennessee voted in favor of their now infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill in a House Education Committee hearing Wednesday.

Jean Ann Esselink

On Our Radar: New White House Liaison On LGBT Issues Gautam Raghavan

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:22 AM October 9, 2011
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The White House announced Gautam Raghavan will be the new Associate Director of the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, and LGBT liaison.

Economics

Debt Ceiling: White House Slams Revised Boehner Bill

by David Badash ● 7:32 PM July 29, 2011
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The White House responds to the Boehner debt ceiling bill that just passed the House, 218-210, with no Democratic votes and losing 22 Republicans.

DOMA

Look: DOMA Repeal Bill Is Introduced Into House

by David Badash ● 12:03 PM March 16, 2011
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A bill to repeal DOMA, the ban of federal recognition of same-sex marriages, was introduced into the House just moments ago by Rep. Jerrold Nadler.

DOMA

Breaking: DOMA Will “Not Be Inexpensive” To Defend In Court

by David Badash ● 7:04 PM March 9, 2011

House Counsel Kerry Kirchner today said DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act already found to be unconstitutional, would “not be inexpensive” to defend.

Civil Rights

DOMA: House Republicans Win BLAG Vote, Will Defend Law In Court

by David Badash ● 6:41 PM March 9, 2011
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House Republican leaders won a Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group committee vote today that will authorize the House of Representatives to defend DOMA.

Bigotry Watch

Newt Gingrich Debates Howard Dean On Marriage

by David Badash ● 12:38 PM February 4, 2011
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Failed Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, spoke on marriage at George Washington University on February 1, in a debate with Governor Howard Dean.

Civil Rights

Best White House Tweet Ever!

by David Badash ● 6:26 PM January 26, 2011
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White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer was taking and answering questions on Twitter. Thanks to our friend @Clarknt67, aka Scott Wooledge, Dan left us with this awesome tweet, the best White House tweet ever, as far as I’m concerned, because so much is at stake with this.

Civil Rights

Breaking: Dual NJ Anti-Bullying Bills Pass Almost Unanimously!

by David Badash ● 4:44 PM November 22, 2010
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New Jersey’s Garden State Equality (GSE) reports the “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights,” a bill they have been working on for over a year, even before the tragic death of Tyler Clemeni, has passed the Senate 30-0, and the House 72-1, and is on its way to the governor’s desk. While no word yet on whether [...]

Civil Rights

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal is 99% Dead

by David Badash ● 11:30 AM November 8, 2010
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I told you so. If you believed that a Democratic president, with a Democratic House and a Democratic Senate was all we needed to pass repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” you were wrong. If you believed that our “fierce advocate” president was going to put some skin in the game, you were wrong. If [...]

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