Tammy Baldwin

Tammy Suzanne Green Baldwin (b. Feb. 11, 1962) is the junior United States Senator from Wisconsin and a member of the Democratic Party. She previously served as the U.S. Representative from Wisconsin’s 2nd congressional district from 1999 to 2013. Baldwin is the first openly gay U.S. Senator in history, elected to the Senate on Nov. 6, 2012, and assumed office Jan. 3, 2013.

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Mark Pocan

Openly gay Wisconsin lawmaker considers House bid if Baldwin runs for U.S. Senate

Monday, June 6, 2011
An openly gay Wisconsin state lawmaker has confirmed he is "seriously considering" a run for the U.S. House of Representatives if Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) vacates her seat in a bid for the U.S. Senate. [ Read more → ]

ENDA and gay immigration rights bills reintroduced in U.S. Congress

Friday, April 15, 2011
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) was re-introduced in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, and on Thursday a bill to help bi-national LGBT couples was also re-intorduced. This brings the total 15 the number of pro-LGBT bills introduced to the House and Senate in the 112th Congress. [ Read more → ]
John Boehner

Sponsors of DOMA repeal press Boehner for briefing on House defense efforts

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Lead sponsors of the Respect for Marriage Act -- the bill aimed at repealing the Defense of Marriage Act -- are pressing House Speaker John Boehner for a briefing on any activities relating to plans by the House general counsel to defend DOMA. [ Read more → ]
Rep John Conyers at House announcement

Democrats introduce bills in House and Senate to repeal ‘Defense of Marriage Act’

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Congressional Democrats on Wednesday went on the offensive, introducing bills in both the House and Senate aimed at repealing the "Defense of Marriage Act." [ Read more → ]

Legislation to repeal ‘Defense of Marriage Act’ to be introduced Wednesday

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
A bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act will be re-introduced in the U.S. House on Wednesday, along with a companion bill introduced in the U.S. Senate. [ Read more → ]

Democrats poised to introduce legislation to repeal ‘Defense of Marriage Act’

Sunday, February 27, 2011
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has announced plans to introduce a bill in the U.S. Congress that would repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the law that defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman for purposes of all federal laws. [ Read more → ]
Reps. Tammy Baldwin and Jared Polis

Lawmakers say US House poised to pass trio of gay-friendly bills

Sunday, December 6, 2009
Two of Congress's three openly gay members said Saturday that the U.S. House is poised to pass a trio of gay-friendly bills, reports the AP. [caption id="attachment_3735" align="aligncenter" width="450" caption="Reps. Tammy Baldwin and Jared Polis"][/caption] Speaking to an international conference of gay politicians in San... [ Read more → ]
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