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A Rainbow Wave: 28 LGBT Wins From Yesterday’s U.S. Midterm Elections

The rainbow that sat smiling over the White House yesterday was a sign of good things to come, particularly in the form of LGBT wins

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House Republicans Suspend Plan to Kill Ethics Office

In response to a tepid rebuke from Donald Trump, House Republicans have shelved their plans to wreck an independent ethics watchdog…for now.

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GOP Legislation OK’s Discrimination Against Gays Based on Religion

Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-MS) makes his gay blog debut today by sponsoring an amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill floating about Congress that would give homophobes permission to discriminate against LGBT servicemen and women – just so long as they were practicing religion-based hate. Palazzo’s amendment is part of a[…]

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Alabama’s Entire GOP Delegation Voted to Slash Tornado Forecasting

The images from last week’s storms that ripped through the southern states of America are unbelievable. They seem like fantasies from a Hollywood disaster blockbuster, not scenes from a technology-rich world that is able to warn its citizens far in advance of any natural calamity. And yet, this is 2011,[…]

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DOMA Repeal Legislation Introduced

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D) of California introduced the Respect For Marriage Act into Congress yesterday. The bill seeks to outright repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which the president recently announced is no longer being defended in court by the federal government, a green light for repeal if ever there[…]

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Boehner Denies Gay Veteran Constituent Entry To His Office

Officer Sean Watkins, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2, visited Speaker of the House John Boehner’s office during his office hours to present his elected representative with 30,000 signatures from constituents in the district requesting that Mr. Boehner not defend DOMA in court. The defense, which our own president[…]

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How Much Is Defending DOMA Going To Cost?

Former Speaker of the House, and now House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi’s home district is San Francisco, California. So you know homegirl has love for the gays. John Boehner’s announcement that he will hire private lawyers for a costly defense of the Defense of Marriage Act now that President Obama[…]

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I Have Sex

Our little gay blog that could told you all about how the U.S. House of Representatives voted to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood. The current republican majority also seeks to defund NPR and PBS to boot, but the Planned Parenthood attack seemed particularly brazen considering the fact that…well, we[…]

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House of Reps Vote To End Planned Parenthood Funding

We stepped out for groceries yesterday, and the country fell 100 years back in time. The United States House of Representatives has voted to cut off all federal funding to Planned Parenthood for public services like HIV tests, cancer screenings, birth control education and distribution, and other lifesaving care. Straight[…]

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