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Senate candidate’s senior adviser attacks Baldwin for her sexual orientation

Saturday, September 8, 2012
The senior political adviser for former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson’s U.S. Senate campaign has posted a Twitter message questioning rival Tammy Baldwin’s suitability for the office due to her sexual orientation. [ Read more → ]
Ann Romney

Ann Romney: Marriage equality, abortion ‘not what this election is about’

Saturday, September 8, 2012
Ann Romney, wife of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, on Friday declined several opportunities to discuss her position on same-sex marriage and abortion, calling them "hot button issues" that are not important to voters. [ Read more → ]

No political party will ever regulate love

Saturday, September 8, 2012
No matter who gets elected in November – no matter who makes the laws – no matter what religious zealots say; there is no one on the face of this earth, or any other earth, who will ever be able to regulate with whom a person falls in love. ... You cannot regulate love – no matter how hard you may try – you simply can’t tell people who to love. [ Read more → ]

Openly gay California Assembly speaker addresses Democratic Convention

Thursday, September 6, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- California State Assembly Speaker John A. Perez took to the podium Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., and praised President Barack Obama for repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and for coming out in support of marriage equality, calling it evidence that the Administration is working to protect and advance “opportunities” for all American people. [ Read more → ]
Kyrsten Sinema

Bisexual woman wins Arizona congressional primary

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Openly bisexual candidate Kyrsten Sinema won a Democratic primary on Tuesday night and will advance to the November general election in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District. [ Read more → ]

So, you still want to be a Republican?

Sunday, August 26, 2012
As we in the gay community continue the fight for gay marriage – there is still the ground-swell of: “Why do you need to be married? Can’t you just have a lawyer draw up all the legal papers you need? Just be domestic partners, that will give you all the legal rights you need.” [ Read more → ]
U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.)

Out congresswoman among speakers slated for DNC

Saturday, August 25, 2012
CHARLOTTE — Out lesbian Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin is among several additional speakers expected at the Democratic National Convention announced this week by event organizers. [ Read more → ]

Presidential election poll: LGBT issues see historic political shift

Thursday, August 23, 2012
According to a new poll conducted by Harris Interactive for Logo TV, all political candidates could greatly benefit by supporting equal rights for LGBT Americans. [ Read more → ]

2012 election is crucial to LGBT Americans, women and minorities

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
For many LGBT voters, the re-election of Barack Obama will mean that the slow progress toward full equality will continue and the direction of the country will continue to trend toward progressive goals. However, the prospect of the election of a Republican president sends chills up many spines, especially to those voters -- LGBT, women, minorities, progressives, liberals and moderates -- who have read about at the proposed Republican platform and are aware that the next president will likely shape the U.S. Supreme Court for decades to come. [ Read more → ]
Kris Kobach

Top Romney surrogate compares LGBT people to drug users, polygamists

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. -- Kansas Secretary of State and Mitt Romney surrogate Kris Kobach compared LGBT people to drug users and polygamists while debating the GOP platform’s marriage equality language in Tampa on Tuesday. [ Read more → ]

If you’re gay – A vote for Romney/Ryan is a vote against yourself

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
I do not understand the concept of being a gay Republican. I don’t know how one goes from saying: I’m gay and then adding: And I’m a Republican. I don’t know how one does this… I’ve asked how it’s done and the answers I usually get are vague or angry or completely nonsensical. [ Read more → ]

Meet Tammy Baldwin’s opponent for U.S. Senate: Tommy Thompson

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The build up over whom lesbian U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin will face in the general election came to an end Tuesday night when Wisconsin voters gave the GOP nomination to former Gov. Tommy Thompson. [ Read more → ]
David Richardson

Florida elects first openly gay state legislator

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
David Richardson has become the first openly LGBT candidate elected to the Florida legislature. He won a Democratic primary tonight to represent the Miami-area District 113 in the Florida House of Representatives, and faces no GOP opponent this fall. [ Read more → ]

Gay congressional candidate wins key primary in Wisconsin

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The next openly gay member of Congress will almost certainly be Wisconsin State Rep. Mark Pocan, a progressive small business owner who won the Democratic primary tonight in the Congressional District that has been represented by Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin for the past 14 years. [ Read more → ]
DNCC CEO Steve Kerrigan talks inclusion, party platform and convention planning in his office in Uptown Charlotte.

Countdown underway toward open and inclusive Democratic Convention

Saturday, August 11, 2012
CHARLOTTE — Walk into Steve Kerrigan’s office on the 13th floor of the old Wachovia Center in Uptown Charlotte and you’ll get a sense that this is a man on the move. He has no choice. The countdown clock mounted firmly across from his desk says it all. The 2012 Democratic National Convention used to be months away, but time is ticking. [ Read more → ]
Paul Ryan (left) and Mitt Romney

HRC: Romney-Ryan ticket out of touch with Americans on LGBT equality

Saturday, August 11, 2012
The Human Rights Campaign – the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization – on Saturday denounced presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s selection of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) as his vice-presidential running mate. [ Read more → ]
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.)

Romney picks Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as running mate

Saturday, August 11, 2012
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced on Saturday Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is his pick for vice presidential running mate. [ Read more → ]

Democratic convention to highlight LGBT and progressive issues

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
CHARLOTTE — Thousands of delegates, party activists, politicians and party officials will convene in Charlotte for the 2012 Democratic National Convention in September. With them come the dreams and aspirations of the nation. [ Read more → ]

Democratic platform committee hears marriage equality testimony

Saturday, July 28, 2012
The fight to include a marriage equality plank in the 2012 Democratic Party platform is heating up as one LGBT advocate drew on support from Democratic governors and the late Sen. Ted Kennedy in testimony urging platform committee members to adopt such language. [ Read more → ]
U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.)

New political ad targets U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint’s anti-gay comments

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
CHARLESTON, S.C -- A new political ad is emphasizing U.S. Senator Jim DeMint's previously stated belief that LGBT people shouldn't be allowed to teach in schools has angered DeMint supporters because, they claim, it falsely portrays the Senator as anti-Semitic. [ Read more → ]

Pressure builds on Democrats to include marriage equality in party platform

Friday, July 20, 2012
WASHINGTON -- The Obama campaign released a statement Thursday reiterating the president’s support for marriage equality, but falling just short of endorsing a call for its inclusion in the official party platform. [ Read more → ]
Dan Savage

‘It Gets Better’ producers turn lenses to LGBT politics

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Dan Savage and the producing team behind the “It Gets Better” documentary specials for MTV and Logo have announced a new project that will examine openly LGBT political candidates and how they prepare to run for office. [ Read more → ]
Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.)

Advocacy groups seek to raise $3.5 million for Baldwin’s U.S. Senate bid

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A trio of advocacy groups has launched an independent expenditure campaign with a goal of raising $3.5 million to help Rep. Tammy Baldwin in her bid to become the first openly gay member of the U.S. Senate. [ Read more → ]
Tammy Baldwin

$1 million attack on Tammy Baldwin’s Senate campaign produces little

Thursday, July 12, 2012
Two separate half-million dollar attack ad campaigns targeting U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) in the Wisconsin Senate race may have produced zip for the special interest groups that launched them. [ Read more → ]

Gay GOP candidate Fred Karger ends presidential campaign

Friday, June 29, 2012
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. -- Fred Karger, the first openly gay presidential candidate from a major political party in American history -- ended his campaign on Friday. [ Read more → ]
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