MA-GOP Senate Frontrunner, Like The Party Itself, Has A Bias Problem

By: Thursday March 7, 2013 9:54 pm

Five candidates — two Democrats and three Republicans — are vying for the U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts vacated by John Kerry.  All of these candidates support marriage equality except Mike Sullivan, a Republican, who thinks that gays should be barred from civil marriage.  Boston Globe reports: Speaking to reporters in the morning and to [...]

Elizabeth Warren Promises to Protect and Promote Equality

By: Thursday December 15, 2011 2:30 pm

In a welcome development, Elizabeth Warren, the leading Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, has posted a strong statement of support for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Under the banner “Protecting and Promoting Equality” she writes: I’ve had the chance to say it in living rooms and school auditoriums, but [...]

Mitt Romney Insults a Vietnam Veteran with his Heterosexist Assumptions

By: Monday December 12, 2011 12:15 pm

At a campaign stop at a diner in New Hampshire, presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a bee-line towards a man wearing a Vietnam Veteran cap and “sidled up next to him“. Although gays have always served in the military, apparently it never occurred to Romney that a veteran might be gay and that the man [...]

Rick Perry’s Pilitory Playfulness

By: Thursday December 8, 2011 10:17 pm

Something besides raw anti-gay animus, disdain for American soldiers and religious chauvinism became apparent to me in Rick Perry’s “Strong on Bigotry” t.v. ad: Rick Perry’s hair is his palette. Here’s Mr. Perry sporting the granitic Brokeback gray he modeled in the “Strong on Bigotry” ad on Wednesday. But in his Thursday interview with Wolf [...]

Rick Perry: Strong on Bigotry

By: Wednesday December 7, 2011 11:53 am

…weak on the meaning of Christianity. In the t.v. ad above, which Perry released in Iowa today, he says: “I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Christian, but you don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military [...]

Elizabeth Warren Is the Only Massachusetts Senatorial Candidate Who Hasn’t Stated a Position on LGBT Issues (updated)

By: Friday December 2, 2011 7:02 pm

We may be a year away from the 2012 general elections, but the race for the U. S. Senate seat currently occupied by Sen. Scott Brown (R-Massachusetts) has been in full swing since Elizabeth Warren officially announced her candidacy in September. A superstar of consumer advocacy, Warren has swiftly eclipsed her Democratic rivals and has [...]

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