Unanimous Support For Marriage Equality By Rhode Island State Senate Republican Caucus

By: Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:45 am

The timing couldn’t be better. Just hours before the Judiciary Committee of the Rhode Island state Senate is scheduled to vote on the marriage equality bill (S38), the Senate Republican Caucus has announced their unanimous support for marriage equality. Senate Republicans United for Freedom STATE HOUSE – Our Senate Republican Caucus is deeply committed to [...]

Republican Senatorial Candidates From Massachusetts Debate DOMA

By: Thursday March 28, 2013 11:47 am

The three Massachusetts Republicans vying for the Bay State’s open U.S. Senate seat held their first debate on Wednesday night.  Candidates Mike Sullivan, Dan Winslow and Gabriel Gomez were asked to give their views on two marriage-related questions: Is the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) constitutional? Should states have the right to maintain discriminatory [...]

CPAC attendee from NC defends slavery at minority outreach panel; asks for return to segregation

By: Friday March 15, 2013 8:21 pm

Scott Terry thinks blacks should be grateful for food and shelter provided by Massa and why can’t we just have segregation? So much for minority outreach, lol. My fellow North Carolinians out there, look at what is “representing” at CPAC [shaking my head...]: The exchange occurred after an audience member from North Carolina, 30-year-old Scott Terry, [...]

Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) now supports marriage equality – after his gay son comes out to him

By: Friday March 15, 2013 7:30 am

It’s kind of sad that there’s no empathy or common sense for the support of the civil right of gays and lesbians to marry until the issue smacks you in the face when a loved one comes out to you. But I’ll take the reality check — the act of coming out, as I’ve said [...]

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 [...]

Over 100 Prominent Republicans Have Signed Brief Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

By: Wednesday February 27, 2013 11:12 am

Over 100 prominent Republicans have now signed onto a legal brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to declare that civil marriage is a constitutional right for same-sex couples.  Click on the image below to watch Margaret Hoover, a Republican strategist, speaking to Marcus Mabry at the New York Times “about why she wants her party [...]

Colin Powell on the obvious: the GOP is polluted with racists

By: Monday January 14, 2013 7:00 am

I often wonder whether black Republicans, and gay Republicans (and of course black, gay Republicans and any other combination of color/ethnicity) have the patience of saints or are just deluded that reform of the party — tossing the bigoted and bible beater Base overboard — is just around the corner. Sometimes you’ll get a bit [...]

The desperate, outnumbered neo-Confederacy continues its fantasy of rising again

By: Sunday January 6, 2013 12:00 pm

There is an interesting piece up at Salon by Andrew O’Hehir, “Welcome to the new Civil War,” where he discusses the neo-Confederacy elements in our culture that are trying to turn back the clock on women, gays, God and guns, drawing parallels to the Lincoln administration (through the eyes of the film “Lincoln”). We’ve just emerged [...]

This should go over well with donors: Mitt Romney ‘had no desire’ to be President

By: Sunday December 23, 2012 3:12 pm

Revisionist history coming from the Romney camp was to be expected, but how would you feel if you were, say, Sheldon Adelson, after pouring millions to elect this man — or if you were an average Joe donating hard-earned money that you felt was well-spent — after hearing this load of offensive crap? A Boston [...]

Newt’s major turnaround: he accepts the ‘reality’ of marriage equality

By: Thursday December 20, 2012 1:45 pm

Perhaps Newt Gingrich is finally seeing the handwriting on the wall (Dick Cheney beat him on this account long ago), and figures the tide has turned against fighting the progress being made on the LGBT civil rights front when it comes to the right of same-sex couples to marry. (Buzzfeed‘s Chris Geidner): “The momentum is [...]

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