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Marriage

Anti-Gay Groups Fail – All Illinois GOP Reps Who Voted For Same-Sex Marriage Win Primaries

by David Badash ● 8:45 AM March 19, 2014
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Despite a lot of money and attack ads from anti-gay groups against three GOP Reps. who voted for same-sex marriage, last night all three won their primary races.

ENDA

ENDA Gets 60: Nevada GOP Senator Crushes Right’s Filibuster Hopes

by David Badash ● 10:42 AM November 4, 2013
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Dean Heller just crushed GOP and religious right hopes of filibustering ENDA by becoming the 60th supporter of the legislation that will receive its initial vote today.

News

Rumored Romney Running Mate Marco Rubio Votes No On Violence Against Women Act

by David Badash ● 5:49 PM April 26, 2012
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Sen. Marco Rubio, the rumored possible running mate for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney today voted against the Violence Against Women Act.

Bigotry Watch

Tennessee Anti-Gay Lawmakers Keep Voting To Protect Lawbreakers Not Kids

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM April 26, 2012
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Why do Tennessee lawmakers keep voting against the interests of their own children? Take, for instance, Tennessee Republican Tea Party lawmaker Jeremy Faison.

News

Maryland House Votes For Marriage Equality – Reactions And Responses

by David Badash ● 7:23 PM February 17, 2012
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This evening the Maryland House voted in favor of same-sex marriage equality, 71-67. Here are responses from LGBT advocacy groups and others.

News

Infographic: Iowa: How Much Did Each Candidate Spend To Buy Votes?

by David Badash ● 10:45 AM January 4, 2012
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Buzzfeed calculated the cost-per-vote each candidate spent. Here’s what they found:

Perry: $480 per vote, Romney: $156, Paul: $104, Gingrich: $92, Santorum: $24, Bachmann: $4.

Bigotry Watch

Church Votes To Ban Interracial Couples After One Shows Up

by David Badash ● 3:28 PM November 30, 2011
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A local Kentucky church has reportedly voted to ban interracial couples from becoming church members or to worship under their roof, after one couple showed up.

Marriage

Anti-Gay Marriage Vote Biggest Mistake Of My Career -NJ Senate President

by David Badash ● 5:20 PM June 20, 2011
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“Senate President Steve Sweeney told his colleagues on the floor of the Senate today that his nay vote on the marriage equality act was the worst mistake of his legislative career.”

Legislation

61 Votes Don’t Matter: GOP Stonewalling DADT Repeal With Tax Cuts, Budget

by David Badash ● 11:59 AM December 16, 2010
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This morning’s exciting news, that Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) joined the ranks of Republican Senators Snowe, Collins, and Murkowski to support repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” sounds great. It sounds about as great as it did just after the Senate’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” hearings two weeks ago, when Brown created a tidal wave [...]

Civil Rights

Obama MUST Issue A Stop-Loss Order NOW

by David Badash ● 4:19 PM December 9, 2010

In the wake of the Senate’s failure to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Obama must issue a stop-loss order now. § 12305. Authority of President to suspend certain laws relating to promotion, retirement, and separation (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, during any period members of a reserve component are serving on active duty [...]

Don't Ask Don't Tell

Tweet Of The Day: Joe Lieberman

by David Badash ● 2:52 PM December 8, 2010
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Senator Lieberman tweets the vote count for “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal.

Analysis

UN General Assembly Votes To Allow Gays To Be Executed Without Cause

by Tanya Domi ● 2:08 PM November 20, 2010
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Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people were once again subject to the whims of homophobia and religious and cultural extremism this week, thanks to a United Nations vote that removed “sexual orientation” from a resolution that protects people from arbitrary executions. In other words, the UN General Assembly this week voted to allow LGBT people [...]

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