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Not surprisingly, Paul Ryan--the Wisconsin nightmare chosen by Mitt Romney as his wannabe Vice President--is not the type who'll have a float in a Gay pride parade. Paul Schindler's piece in Gay City News details the congressman's awful track record when it comes to LGBT rights.
After President Obama came out for same-sex marriage yesterday, it didn't take the Log Cabin Republicans, the nation's oldest and most prominent group of gay Republicans, long to pile on him. They called the timing "offensive " and "callous." But in a press release issued today titled "Campaigning ... More >>
Part 1 in a series. Apart from GOProud and the Log Cabin Republicans, there is no doubt that all the major organizations which make up Gay Inc will be solidly behind President Obama in his reelection campaign over the next six months. (Mitt Romney may have once pandered to gay voters in Massachuset ... More >>
I recently heard about a gay porn star who's Republican and who has publicly backed Romney, and my thoughts were: *I'm sure Romney's thrilled. [Rolls eyeballs] *WTF? Can a gay person in their right mind really back any Republican, knowing that their campaigns are generally based on demeaning LGBT ... More >>
The military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy barring gay and lesbian soldiers from serving openly seems to have been dealt a mortal blow yet again. Legally, it was substantially wounded last year when U.S. Judge Virginia Philips issued an injunction and refused to grant a stay during its ap ... More >>
Three more votes have reportedly been secured for gay marriage legislation working its way through the New York Senate, including Brooklyn Democrat Carl Kruger, who was formerly staunchly anti-gay but was recently outed. Three Democratic senators who voted "no" last time — Joseph Addabbo Jr. ... More >>
Paul Schindler of Gay City News has put together a great scorecard of how everyone stands on gay marriage in the state Senate, which is where the issue will be decided. Senator Tom Duane's bill needs 32 votes. Currently, 26 Democrats and zero Republicans publicly support it. Those Log Cabin Republ ... More >>
AFTER THE JUMP: An update on the growing coalition behind marriage equality. Just who do marriage equality activists have to blow to get gay marriage in New York State? In the fall of 2009, when we asked that question, the obvious answer was the state Senate Democrats. A marriage equality ... More >>
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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has given the Pentagon permission to continue discharging soldiers under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" the law's constitutionality is appealed, which could take months or even years to determine. In September, U.S. District Judge Virginia Philips had ruled that t ... More >>
For all their dithering around "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" over the past two years, President Obama and Congress have been let off the hook. No need to finish off that survey to see how the troops feel about serving with the gays, because federal judge Virginia Phillips has halted all discharges under ... More >>
It's been quite a summer for the Federal Courts as they've stepped in yet again on behalf of equal rights for gay Americans. After a Federal District Court in San Francisco ruled Proposition 8 was unconstitutional last month, a Federal District Court in Riverside, CA ruled last night that the U.S. m ... More >>
Pride Week's a fun time to rightblogger-watch, because rightbloggers just don't know what to do about the gays. They must know straight America is losing its antipathy toward gay people -- Hell, even TGI Fridays is down with Pride. And some insist that the gay-hating stuff is behind them, too. Bu ... More >>
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I never thought I'd agree with the conservative advocacy group the Log Cabin Republicans, always assuming that "gay Republican" was as much of an oxymoron as "casino culture." But they've hit the gay nail on the head by chiding Obama for his latest attempt to placate the LGBT community with his re ... More >>
Dear Leader: misty watercolor memories of Pedro Espada Jr. here. Malcolm Smith says he's still in charge, but he hasn't been able to achieve much over the past five months of Democratic rule in the state senate, and we doubt he has the resources to overturn the overthrow of his leadership today. ... More >>
Before they get to Paterson's gay marriage bill, let's see if they can pass this first: the Assembly has cleared the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA), which would prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression in matters or employment, education, etc. It would ... More >>
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