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Tennessee: Miscarriage Will Be Murder — Legislature Passes Embryo Bill

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM April 24, 2012
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The Tennessee House and Senate have now voted to make miscarriage — or the killing of any fertilized egg — murder. Imagine the implications.

Bigotry Watch

HRC Blasts GOP Senate Hopeful Who Mocks Bullying Bill As Unconstitutional

by David Badash ● 1:26 PM April 20, 2012
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HRC is blasting GOP Senate candidate Heather Wilson, who called an anti-bullying bill unconstitutional because it could violate the free-speech rights of bullies.

Bigotry Watch

Senate GOP Candidate: No Smoking Laws ‘Same Thing’ As Hitler’s Jewish Star

by David Badash ● 9:10 AM April 19, 2012
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West Virginia Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate John Raese told an audience that no-smoking laws are the “same thing” as Adolph Hitler’s Jewish star mandate.

Civil Rights

Maryland Passes Marriage Equality — Responses And Reactions

by David Badash ● 6:40 PM February 23, 2012

Just moments ago, the Maryland Senate passed Governor O’Malley’s same-sex marriage bill. Here are some responses and reactions to the historic news.

Civil Rights

Gay NJ U.S. Senate Candidate Calls Christie Marriage Veto “Shameful And Cowardly”

by David Badash ● 7:30 AM February 17, 2012
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A gay man running for the U.S. Senate is calling Governor Chris Christie’s impending veto of the marriage equality bills passed this week, “shameful and cowardly.”

Civil Rights

Watch: Washington Senators Whose Gay Marriage Support Will Make You Cry

by Stuart Wilber ● 6:08 PM February 2, 2012
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Last night, the Senate in state of Washington passed a same-sex marriage equality bill. Two stood out as delivering impassioned speeches, guaranteed to make you cry.

Bigotry Watch

For Her Birthday, 14-Year Old Asks Maryland Senate To Vote No On Gay Marriage

by David Badash ● 8:00 AM February 1, 2012
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Happy Birthday wishes to the 14-year old girl who Tuesday asked Maryland’s Senate to give her “the best birthday present ever” by voting “no” on a same-sex marriage bill currently in committee.

Bigotry Watch

Gay Marriage: Top Maryland Senator Urges Evangelicals, Blacks To Vote No

by David Badash ● 1:26 PM January 11, 2012
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The Democratic President of the Senate in Maryland is urging “Evangelicals, Catholics, African Americans” to oppose an upcoming gay marriage bill.

Civil Rights

Anonymous Hackers Warn Senate Bill Ends Bill Of Rights (Video)

by David Badash ● 7:03 PM December 7, 2011
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Internet hactivist group Anonymous released a video warning America of a recent bill passed by the Senate that “effectively ends the Bill of Rights in America.”

Bigotry Watch

Christian Leaders: Senate Military Sodomy Repeal Will Ensure Bestiality

by David Badash ● 12:31 PM December 2, 2011
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Christian leaders are outraged at last night’s U.S. Senate passage of the defense authorization bill that includes a repeal of a military law that prohibits sodomy, and, apparently, bestiality.

Bigotry Watch

Veteran’s Day: Jim DeMint Is The One Percent Who Voted Against Veterans

by David Badash ● 9:00 AM November 11, 2011
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Republican Senator Jim DeMint is the one percent in the United State Senate who voted against a jobs bill for veterans. The day before Veteran’s Day.

News

DOMA: Watch Republicans Attack Repeal Efforts

by David Badash ● 12:57 PM November 10, 2011
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At today’s Senate DOMA debate, Republicans wasted no time in attacking the Democrats’ repeal efforts, citing ludicrous arguments about procreation and religion.

News

Elizabeth Warren Takes On GOP’s Tax Cuts And Class Warfare Charges (Video)

by David Badash ● 3:53 PM September 22, 2011
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Elizabeth Warren has started her Senate campaign with attacks on GOP tax cuts for the rich, and Republican talking points of an Obama’s so-called “class warfare.”

News

First Gay Senator? Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin Announces Senate Campaign

by David Badash ● 12:06 PM September 6, 2011
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Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, a lesbian, announced her candidacy to run for the Senate seat currently held by Wisconsin Democrat Herb Kohl who is retiring.