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Four-State Sweep on Marriage Equality!

Four-State Sweep on Marriage Equality!

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | On 32 consecutive occasions since the 1990s, voters in states across the country have approved ballot measures — either statutes or constitutional amendments — barring gay and lesbian couples from the right to marry. That streak was broken — decisively — on Election Night 2012. Voters in Maine acted affirmatively to […]

US Senate Dem Advantage Grows; Tammy Baldwin First Out LGBT Member

US Senate Dem Advantage Grows; Tammy Baldwin First Out LGBT Member

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The current Senate has 53 Democrats and 47 Republicans, and that configuration likely grew to a 55-45 advantage in  Tuesday’s election. Though continued control of the House by the GOP is likely to stymie LGBT progress on Capitol Hill — at least under current political calculations — Harry Reid’s control of […]

Sean Patrick Maloney Breaks Through Upstate

Sean Patrick Maloney Breaks Through Upstate

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | With his election to the US House of Representatives from the 18th district in the Hudson Valley, Sean Patrick Maloney made history as the first out gay or lesbian New Yorker elected to Congress. Maloney, a 46-year-old attorney who served for three years on the White House staff during the Clinton […]

LGBT Gains in Congress

LGBT Gains in Congress

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The current Congress has a record four openly gay or lesbian House members, all of them Democrats, but that tally will grow next year. With the retirement of veteran Massachusetts lawmaker Barney Frank and the decision by Wisconsin’s Tammy Baldwin to seek that state’s open Senate seat, only Rhode Island’s David […]

Despite Tone More Muted Than 2008, Three of Out of Four Gays Backed Obama

Despite Tone More Muted Than 2008, Three of Out of Four Gays Backed Obama

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Standing outside of Pieces, a gay bar near the intersection of Christopher Street and Greenwich Avenue, David, 47, and his friend Chris, 56, were smoking and chatting on election night. The two Obama supporters were anticipating a long night. “I think everybody’s expecting it to be so close,” David said after […]

Back from the Abyss

Back from the Abyss

ANALYSIS BY DOUG IRELAND | This election has saved the soul of Ameican democracy from one of the greatest threats it has experienced since the anti-Communist hysteria of McCarthyism and the domestic Cold War in the 1950s. America teetered on the brink in Tuesday’s election, stared into an abyss of reaction, and took a half-step […]

Obama Re-Elected; Tammy Baldwin Helps Dems Hold Senate, Sean Maloney Elected in New York

Obama Re-Elected; Tammy Baldwin Helps Dems Hold Senate, Sean Maloney Elected in New York

BREAKING: With Ohio called for Democrat Barack Obama, the president cleared the 270-electoral vote hurdle to win reelection. The House will remain in Republican hands, but the Senate will keep its Democratic majority. Tammy Baldwin, an out lesbian Democratic House member from Wisconsin, made history by winning election as the first out LGBT member of the […]

Maryland, Maine Approve Marriage Equality

Maryland, Maine Approve Marriage Equality

BREAKING | By a 52-48 percent margin, Marylanders approved a marriage equality law enacted earlier this year by the State Legislature and signed by Governor Martin O’Malley. Democrat O’Malley, considered a potential presidential candidate in 2016, campaigned hard to ensure that voters did not turn back the law. And in Maine, pro-equality advocates are projected to […]

States of Play — October 24-November 6

States of Play — October 24-November 6

BY PAUL SCHINDLER/ DESIGN BY MICHAEL SHIREY | The battleground map can be viewed in its entirety here.

14 Days, With States in Play

14 Days, With States in Play

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | It scarcely seems necessary to reiterate the urgency of President Barack Obama’s reelection, but given the “qualified endorsement” the Log Cabin Republicans offered to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney on October 23, a brief summary is in order. In 21 months in office, the president has: · Enacted hate crimes legislation, […]

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