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Hayworth says gay marriage will lead to bestiality

Monday, March 15, 2010
Former Arizona congressman and U.S. Senate hopeful J.D. Hayworth is afraid allowing same-sex marriages could lead to bestiality. In a radio interview in Florida, Hayworth, who is challenging Senator John McCain in the Arizona [...] [ Read more → ]

Gay marriage foes target GOP Senate hopeful

Monday, March 15, 2010
[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... [ Read more → ]

Eric Massa rebuffs the gay question; calls ‘groping’ male staffers a ‘tickle fight’

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Former U.S. congressman, Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) Tuesday night refused to answer a blunt question by CNN's Larry King: "are you gay?" Massa is accused of groping male staffers and the House ethics committee is [...] [ Read more → ]

Utah lawmaker won’t seek re-election, citing hypocrisy in state legislature

Thursday, March 4, 2010
[caption id="attachment_6776" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Johnson"][/caption] Rep. Christine Johnson, one of Utah's two openly gay lawmakers, will step down from her seat in the State House at year's end, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. "I'm not leaving because I'm giving up on the fight in... [ Read more → ]

Marc Delphine: Oregon’s first openly gay candidate to seek federal office

Monday, March 1, 2010
[caption id="attachment_6657" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Delphine"][/caption] Marc Delphine, an Oregon financial planner, has filed as a candidate for the U.S. Senate Monday, seeking the Libertarian Party nomination. According to JustOut.com: Delphine is the first openly gay candidate to run for federal office in Oregon’s history. Delphine... [ Read more → ]

John Perez, California Assembly’s first openly gay Speaker, sworn in

Monday, March 1, 2010
In a historic day for the LGBT community, California's first openly gay Assembly speaker was sworn in to office in Sacramento early Monday afternoon. [caption id="attachment_6647" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Perez"][/caption] Democrat John A. Pérez, a first-term legislator representing parts of downtown L.A. and East Los Angeles,... [ Read more → ]

Gay NYC voters give Ford the cold shoulder, demand answers on anti-gay marriage votes

Thursday, February 25, 2010
Harold Ford Jr., the former Tennessee congressman and potential U.S. Senate challenger to New York's Kirsten Gillibrand, got a cool reception Wednesday from gay rights advocates who are skeptical of his new found support for gay marriage. Speaking at the Stonewall Democratic Club of New... [ Read more → ]

NY political action committee targets anti-gay marriage senate senators

Thursday, February 25, 2010
Angered by the defeat last year of a bill that would have allowed same-sex couples to marry, a group of well-financed gay rights advocates has started a political action committee to take aim at state senators who have opposed same-sex marriage. According to The New... [ Read more → ]

Speaker booed off stage after condemning CPAC for inviting gay republican group

Friday, February 19, 2010
[caption id="attachment_6338" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Sorba"][/caption] Here's another homophobic loudmouth looking for his fifteen minutes of fame on Fox News: During a lightning round of two-minute speeches by young activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC. today, Ryan Sorba, of the Young Conservatives... [ Read more → ]

Anti-gay groups speak out on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ call homosexuality a ‘deathstyle’

Friday, February 19, 2010
Several leaders of anti-gay groups held a press conference Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, DC., to voice support for maintaining the failed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on gays in the military. The press conference coincided with the release of... [ Read more → ]
Gordon Fox  (Photo credit: Providence Journal)

Rhode Island House elects first openly gay, minority Speaker

Saturday, February 13, 2010
State Representative Gordon Fox this week became the first openly gay lawmaker elected Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. [caption id="attachment_6009" align="aligncenter" width="380" caption="Gordon Fox (Photo credit: Providence Journal)"][/caption]The Democrat from Providence was overwhelmingly elected with 51 votes in the House, with the... [ Read more → ]

NJ gay rights group halts political party donations, citing gay marriage defeat

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
New Jersey’s largest gay rights group is suspending donations to political parties after feeling spurned by Democratic lawmakers who did not pass a gay marriage bill. In a statement released Monday, Garden State Equality said it will now contribute only to individual candidates and pro-LGBT... [ Read more → ]

U.S. lawmakers condemn Uganda’s proposed ‘kill the gays’ bill

Thursday, February 4, 2010
U.S. lawmakers this week introduced resolutions in both the House and Senate, condemning an anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda's parliament, calling it an attack on human rights and an obstacle to battling HIV/AIDS. The Ugandan bill, dubbed the “Kill the Gays” bill, would execute people for... [ Read more → ]

Brown on abortion, DADT, gay marriage — not your typical Republican?

Monday, February 1, 2010
On the heels of his election victory in Massachusetts, Republican Senator-elect Scott Brown appeared on ABC's This Week on Sunday, and signaled he would not serve as his party's strict, unwavering 41st vote in the U.S. Senate. "Make no mistake, I am a fiscal conservative,"... [ Read more → ]
Paul Scott

Michigan lawmaker targets transgender’s drivers licenses as campaign platform

Saturday, January 30, 2010
[caption id="attachment_5681" align="alignleft" width="194" caption="Paul Scott"][/caption] A state lawmaker, running for the GOP nomination to be the next Secretary of State in Michigan, is wasting no time addressing the real issues facing Michigan -- stopping transgender people from changing their sex on their drivers license.... [ Read more → ]

Considering Senate run, Ford changes his position on same-sex marriage

Monday, January 11, 2010
In a sign that he's considering considering challenging Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) in the Democratic primary, former Rep. Harold Ford Jr., (D-Tennessee) has gone on the record in support of same-sex marriage. Though he twice voted in favor of a constitutional ban on ban... [ Read more → ]
Amanda Simpson

Obama appoints transgendered person to Commerce post

Tuesday, January 5, 2010
[caption id="attachment_4697" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Amanda Simpson"][/caption] President Obama recently named Amanda Simpson, believed to be the first transgender woman appointed to a senior government role, to be a Senior Technical Advisor to the Commerce Department, according to ABC News. Simpson, a member of the National... [ Read more → ]
Stan Penfold

First openly gay council member takes office in Salt Lake City

Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Salt Lake has its first openly gay city council member, reports KTVX-TV. On Monday afternoon, Stan Penfold (pictured) took the oath of office, in both a historic and emotional day. Penfold told ABC 4: "I was a little surprised I got kind of choked up.... [ Read more → ]
Rep. Mark Kirk

GOP Senate candidate runs attack ads alleging his opponent is gay

Monday, December 28, 2009
U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk, the front-runner in the Republican primary election for U.S. Senate, finds himself the object of an unusual attack ad from one of his lesser-known opponents, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. [caption id="attachment_4478" align="alignleft" width="194" caption="Andy Martin"][/caption] Andy Martin, who has run for... [ Read more → ]

Pawlenty: gay relationships not ‘equivalent of traditional marriage’

Saturday, December 26, 2009
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, widely regarded as a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2012, seems to be clarifying past positions, lest he be mistaken for supporting LGBTQ rights. In a recent interview with Newsweek's Howard Fineman, Pawlenty expresses his regret for having voted in favor... [ Read more → ]

Republican congressmen call on Uganda president to block anti-gay bill

Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Five members of the U.S. Congress are calling on Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to reject proposed anti-gay legislation that imposes harsh penalties, including execution, for certain acts of homosexuality. The five representatives -- Chris Smith, Frank Wolf, Joe Pitts, Trent Franks and Anh "Joseph" Cao... [ Read more → ]

Parker appears on CNN following her historic win as Houston’s mayor

Monday, December 14, 2009
From CNN on Sunday, Annise Parker, the mayor-elect of Houston. Speaking on her historic win becoming the Houston's first openly gay mayor, and making Houston the largest U.S. city to ever have an openly gay individual serve as mayor, Parker said: "I understand that I'm... [ Read more → ]

Sen. DeMint: gays immoral, gay marriage destructive to society

Monday, December 14, 2009
In a recent interview with Bolomberg's Al Hunt, Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said he cringes at the idea of an openly gay president. "It would be bothersome to me just personally because I consider it immoral," DeMint said. The South Carolina Republican, who has become... [ Read more → ]

Parker victorious – Houston becomes largest US city to elect openly gay mayor

Saturday, December 12, 2009
Annise Parker has been elected mayor of the nation's 4th largest city, making Houston the largest U.S. city to ever have an openly gay individual serve as mayor. Recognizing the significance of her victory to the LGBTQ community nationwide, Parker said, "I acknowledge that. I... [ Read more → ]

Houston voters to elect new mayor today; Parker leads in final polls

Saturday, December 12, 2009
Houston voters head to the polls Saturday to vote on several runoff races, and final polls indicate they could elect the city's first openly gay mayor. City Controller Annise Parker is a lesbian who has never made a secret or an issue of her sexual... [ Read more → ]
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