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San Diego could be nation’s largest city to elect gay Republican mayor

Saturday, October 8, 2011
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San Diego could become the nation's largest to elect an openly gay Republican mayor, as two of the leading GOP contenders in the race for are openly gay, and voters have barely noticed.

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Poll: Voters say ‘it’s the economy’ stupid, not gay marriage, family values

Friday, October 7, 2011
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Several GOP presidential hopefuls are making appearances this weekend at the Values Voter Summit in Washington — an event that traditionally focuses on faith and social issues — but a new Washington Post/ABC News poll reflects that “family values” and gay marriage are not as important to voters as it is to the candidates.

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LGBT History Month profile: Author, political commentator Keith Boykin

Thursday, October 6, 2011
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Keith Boykin, Commentator b. August 28, 1965 “I'm not on a show with a pink triangle or rainbow flag -- which means that being gay is just a part of who I am.” [caption id="attachment_36166" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Keith Boykin"][/caption] Keith Boykin is a political commentator,...

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Bevan Dufty’s campaign commercial scares the religious right

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
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The following is a simple commercial from openly gay San Francisco mayoral candidate Bevan Dufty. You've probably seen it before but it bears repeating in its proper context. It shows that the loving and raising of children is not something strictly owned by the heterosexual community or a stereotypical nuclear family.

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Herman Cain: Being gay is ‘a choice,’ and bring back ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
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GOP Presidential candidate Herman Cain, appearing on ABC's "The View" on Tuesday, said he feels being gay "is a choice," and that if elected President, he would reinstate "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the former ban on openly gay military service members.

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House Democrats to Boehner: Mr. Speaker, your DOMA attorney is out of line

Monday, September 26, 2011
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Six Democratic lawmakers on Monday sent U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), a letter reiterating their request for a briefing on the efforts of the law firm hired by the Speaker to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in several ongoing federal court challenges.

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To the Republicans — We should go back into the political closet

Thursday, September 8, 2011
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Now that Wednesday night's Republican Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is history, it is important that we look back at what was said - or more accurately what was not said - during the debate.

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U.S. Senate hopeful Tammy Baldwin: ‘This campaign next year will not be about me’

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
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Openly lesbian U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) -- who on Tuesday announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) -- told a group of LGBTQ journalists on Wednesday that "this campaign next year will not be about me, it will be about the middle class and the threats they are facing."

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Wisconsin Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin declares run for U.S. Senate

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
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Democratic U. S. Representative Tammy Baldwin on Tuesday morning declared her candidacy for a U.S. Senate seat in her home state of Wisconsin. The seat is being vacated by fellow Democrat, Senator Herb Kohl, who announced in May that he would be retiring.

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Shut The (Bleep) Up

Monday, August 29, 2011
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Candidates are actively interrupting scientific communication in this country. Blatantly standing up in the middle of the show and making factual inferences with fantastical statements. Distracting people from the reality hiding behind the curtain with a little folksy humor or superstitious nonsense. And I’m annoyed.

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