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Biden, Ryan offer contrasting views on role of faith

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Friday, October 12, 2012
Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Vice President Joseph BidenWashington Blade file photos by Michael Key.
The vice presidential candidates sparred during a debate Thursday over issues ranging from foreign affairs to the economy, and took very different views on the role their faith plays in their duties as public officials.

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Bay Buchanan tells gay audience Mitt Romney will win presidency

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Republican strategist Bay Buchanan.Washington Blade photo by Michael Key.
Republican strategist Bay Buchanan urged an audience of gay conservatives on Monday to remain optimistic that Mitt Romney will win the presidential race.

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Be the change; volunteer for marriage equality today

| Sunday, October 7, 2012
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Democracy is about participation — it’s about caring about an issue so much that you’ll go door-to-door in your neighborhood talking to voters about marriage equality. Heck, you might not even be in your neighborhood. We’re so quick to judge when we lose an amendment or a referendum, but how quick are we to be out knocking on doors and making calls for equality?

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The effects of marriage referendums and what to do about them

| Sunday, October 7, 2012
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This November, four states (Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington) have marriage definition questions on their ballots. Within the LGBT community and society at large, we often think of the effects of these elections in terms of whether or not marriage equality will expand to another state, or whether yet another state will ingrain discrimination into its constitution. What we don’t consider — but we ought to — is the toll that these referendums can take on LGB people during the election season itself.

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Obama, Romney mix on economy, health care, style during Denver debate

By Nic Garcia| Out Front Colorado | Thursday, October 4, 2012
Lloyd Holman of Castle Rock, a supporter of Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney, clashes with supporters of President Barack Obama shortly before the first Presidential Debate at the University of Denver Oct. 3. Photo by Sean Mullins, Out Front Colorado
If the point of the first presidential debate was to establish a fundamental difference between President Barack Obama and his Republican opponent Gov. Mitt Romney, as moderator Jim Lehrer set out to do, it was achieved not in soaring rhetoric or memorable one-liners, but mostly by body language and attitude.

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Electing LGBT politicians changes the debate on LGBT rights

| Monday, October 1, 2012
Chuck Wolfe
LGBT office holders are our clearest and most convincing champions for true equality. As leaders in government, they become the face and voice of our community. They challenge the lies of extremists and speak authentically about themselves, their families and our community. One of the most effective organizations working to achieve that goal is the Victory Fund, a nonpartisan organization that helps LGBT leaders win elections and then serve effectively...

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Will Obama, Romney talk marriage in upcoming debate?

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Sunday, September 30, 2012
Mitt Romney (left) and Barack Obama. File photos, by Michael Key, Washington Blade
This week’s presidential debate could mark the first opportunity for President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to face off on marriage in a race in which LGBT issues have figured less prominently than previous elections.

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GOP lawmaker who supported gay marriage defeated in New York primary

| Friday, September 28, 2012
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York State Sen. Roy McDonald, one of four GOP lawmakers who voted to legalize same-sex marriage last year, was narrowly defeated in his primary race, and said he won't campaign as an Independent in the general election, and will instead back his former primary opponent.

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Barney Frank on Mitt Romney: ‘Willing to trash minority groups for political advancement’

| Thursday, September 27, 2012
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In a new video for the "Mitt Gets Worse" campaign, retiring U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) speaks about his experiences with Mitt Romney and gives his opinion on how Mitt would "get worse" is elected President.

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The brave new world of selfish and stupid

| Sunday, September 23, 2012
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Those of you who have never had to say: “I’m gay” will never know the angst or the courage that is involved in coming out. Those of you who do know have an obligation to make the path a little easier than it was for you for the next person who garners the courage to speak their truth...

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