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Hagel commits to extending partner benefits to gay troops

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Chuck Hagel
Defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel has committed to extending partners benefits “permissible under current law” to gay service members as part of attempts to allay concerns among Democratic senators about his potential performance as Pentagon chief. In a letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Hagel...

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Obama nominates fourth openly gay judicial candidate to a federal court

| Thursday, July 21, 2011
Michael W. Fitzgerald
President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated attorney Michael W. Fitzgerald to the federal court in Los Angeles on Wednesday, the first openly gay nominee for a federal judgeship in California, and the fourth openly gay judicial candidate appointed by Obama.

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Gay marriage foes target GOP Senate hopeful

| Monday, March 15, 2010
Tom-Campbell
[caption id="attachment_6990" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Campbell"][/caption] A group that promotes traditional marriage is funding a new statewide ad campaign in California against U.S. Senate candidate Tom Campbell -- a Republican who supports gay marriage. The Washington, D.C.-based National Organization for Marriage began running the 30-second television...

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Pressure from LGBT community builds on Senators Boxer, Feinstein

| Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Feinstein-and-Boxer
California's two Democratic U.S. senators, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, are facing increased pressure from LGBT leaders to take charge on pro-gay legislation as Congress returns from its summer recess, according to The Bay Area Reporter. The calls for the two female lawmakers to take...

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