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  • Win the Senate, Win the Courts For a Generation
    Republicans fall in line, Democrats fall in love. This cheesy and juvenile saying drives me crazy, but it's one that I've unfortunately come to accept as one hundred percent accurate. Despite Barack Obama's presidency being a resounding success, he's sitting at a forty percent approval rating and he might very well lose the senate.

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  • Three Reasons The Midterm Elections Should be a Referendum on President Obama
    We have seen this story play out in countless midterm elections before. Members of the party the President belongs to run as far away from him as possible and members of the opposition try to tie members of the President's party to him at every turn.
  • The End is in Sight For Nationwide Marriage Equality
    When is it time to throw in the towel and accept that the tide has turned? Napoleon must have asked himself this very question after being humiliated in the Battle of Waterloo and summarily exiled for the remainder of his life. It's also the same question many anti-gay marriage activists must be asking themselves after the Supreme Court refused to wade back into the gay marriage debate.
  • Governor Jan Brewer vetoed Arizona's "religious liberty" bill last evening, putting the brakes on what could have been one of the most discriminatory laws in the country had she given it her approval.
  • The Department of Defense is poised to issue identification cards to same-sex spouses of military personnel starting Tuesday, a change that will give them the same access to housing and health care benefits as heterosexual spouses. The change comes after a California district court judge ruled last week that the military cannot deny spousal benefits to a lesbian Army veteran, due to the Supreme Court’s June 2013 ruling invalidating a key portion of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act that had defined marriage as between a man and a woman.
  • Just hours after the Supreme Court declared the federal ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that the Pentagon would be granting equal benefits to gay service members and their families. "The Department of Defense welcomes the Supreme Court's decision today on the Defense of Marriage Act," Hagel said in a statement.
  • Radio show host Stephanie Miller has promised to french kiss Fred Karger if he appears at a GOP debate and blasts Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann with Lady Gaga's gay anthem Born This Way.
  • According to People for the American Way’s Right Wing Watch, former Minnesota Governor and potential presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty chose an interesting venue to promote his new book – the American Family Association’s radio program with Bryan Fischer. Fischer is infamous for his ugly statements about not only the Muslim community but lgbts, calling them biased, sexually deviant felons and pedophiles. Pawlenty in the interview stated "I have been a public supporter of maintaining Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and I would support reinstating it as well."
  • On January 27th, 2010 my heart filled with pride as I watched you reaffirm your commitment to end DADT, and my scornful words were directed at the Joint Chiefs of Staff who seemed to be angered at the very prospect and would rather prefer that LGBT soldiers remain hidden in the shadows. Now they are directed at you.
  • In a leaping victory for current and prospective gay soldiers, The Pentagon has begun advising its recruiting centers that they can accept gay and lesbian soldiers. The move comes after a California judge ordered an immediate stay of the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy. But, gays shouldn't be so quick to run to the nearest recruitment center nor should the military race to recruit gays.
  • When people arguing over Don't Ask, Don't Tell or same-sex marriage invoke public opinion, who's got the numbers on their side? Is America still wary of equal rights for gays or increasingly tolerant? Well, Leah Christian has studied public opinion on these issues. She is senior researcher at the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.
  • Jul 10 2010
    'Don't ask, don't tell' survey released
    The Pentagon is doing a survey of armed service men to see what their reaction will be to the repeal of the DADT policy.
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