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How do Gays and Lesbians talk to Republicans?

| Sunday, October 28, 2012
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If you vote Republican and we come in contact with one another – I’ll be asking you face to face why you believe I’m not equal to you, and why you believe I don’t have the same right to everything this life has to offer as you do. Don’t start by telling me your vote wasn’t anything personal against me – for it most certainly was – Start by telling me why your human dignity is more important than mine...

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The New York Times endorsement: ‘Barack Obama for re-election’

| Saturday, October 27, 2012
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The New York Times on Sunday officially endorses President Barack Obama for re-election.

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Lesbian candidate called ‘ugly dyke’ in North Carolina House race

GayPolitics.com | Friday, October 26, 2012
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An Asheville-area Republican political operative has taken to Twitter to call Susan Wilson, an openly lesbian contender for a N.C. State House seat, “an old ugly dyke.”

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HRC: Paul Ryan is ‘just as anti-LGBT as the top of the ticket’

Via: HRC | Friday, October 26, 2012
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Over the past two days, the Human Rights Campaign has compared President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney’s stances on issues of equality – covering bullying and hate crimes so far – but, reminds us that vice-presidential hopeful Paul Ryan is just as anti-LGBT as the top of the ticket.

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Obama calls for support of state marriage equality ballot initiatives

| Thursday, October 25, 2012
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WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Thursday reaffirmed his support for marriage equality, and called on Americans to support the freedom to marry when they vote on ballot measures in Maine, Maryland and Washington.

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Log Cabin Republicans kidding themselves about a Romney Supreme Court

| Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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I’m not surprised that the Log Cabin Republicans have gone against the best interests of LGBT Americans in endorsing Mitt Romney. Responding to their rationalization would normally not be worth the time, but one of their attempts at self-justification deserves a response...

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Log Cabin Republicans endorse Mitt Romney for president

| Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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The Log Cabin Republicans on Tuesday announced their endorsement of GOP nominee Mitt Romney for President, despite the candidate's opposition to LGBT equality.

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President Obama campaigns in Virginia on LGBT-inclusive vision

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Friday, October 19, 2012
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FAIRFAX, Va. — President Obama presented an LGBT-inclusive vision for the country Friday during a campaign rally in a battleground state that could help determine the outcome of the election.

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Elizabeth Emken: The making of an anti-gay politician

| Friday, October 19, 2012
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The vision stays with me, even after all these years. I’m in junior high, and I’ve just looked into the eyes of an overweight girl, having just delivered a devastatingly cruel blow. Her bright blue eyes, haunted and broken, serve as lingering reminders of how destructive words can be, and I’ve often wished I could take that moment back. Little did I know that girl, Elizabeth Emken, would years later run for public office, in an attempt to unseat California Senator Dianne Feinstein...

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LGBT issues again absent from presidential debate

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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The town hall presidential debate on Tuesday night included references to social issues, such as women’s rights, immigration and gun violence but as in the previous debate, there was no explicit mention of LGBT issues.

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