Spotlight AG Holder: Feds recognize Utah’s same-sex marriages

Holder: Feds recognize Utah’s same-sex marriages >By Steve Benen | 01/10/14 02:29 PM | MSNBC | The legal status of same-sex married couples in Utah has become a little murky in recent days. Attorney General Eric Holder tried to bring some clarity to the issue this afternoon. Last month, a federal court struck down Utah’s ban on marriage equality, immediately opening the door to equal-marriage rights statewide. Roughly 1,300 couples […]

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Right wing lies hurting LGBT families

>Cathy Nelson, Human Rights Campaign [hrc@hrc.org]|Wed 6/13/2012 10:00 AM | The right is gearing up for aggressive anti-marriage campaigns in states across the country. We need 58 new HRC Partners to help us seize this moment by helping us fight back – and win. Make a monthly pledge of just 17 cents a day or more before MIDNIGHT and get this handy equality tote bag. Dear Friends, The far-right National […]

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Right wing lies hurting LGBT families

>Cathy Nelson, Human Rights Campaign [hrc@hrc.org]|Wed 6/13/2012 10:00 AM | The right is gearing up for aggressive anti-marriage campaigns in states across the country. We need 58 new HRC Partners to help us seize this moment by helping us fight back – and win. Make a monthly pledge of just 17 cents a day or more before MIDNIGHT and get this handy equality tote bag. Dear Friends, The far-right National […]

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Obama And Gay Marriage: A Lesson for All Progressives and the Obama Campaign

>by Michelangelo Signorile | Posted: 05/23/2012 10:24 am | Editor-at-large, HuffPost Gay Voices; SiriusXM radio host | The latest ABC News/Washington Post shows that in the wake of President Obama’s support for marriage equality, opposition to it is at an all-time low, at 39%. For the first time strong support exceeds strong opposition. And, breaking long-held stereotypes, more African-Americans — a whopping 59% — now support marriage equality than the […]

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Marriage equality

>Debbie Wasserman Schultz [democraticparty@democrats.org] |Thu 5/10/2012 4:30 PM | Friends — “I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” That’s what our President said yesterday afternoon, and with it, made history. Let’s show that we’re right there with him: Add your name alongside other Democrats in support of marriage equality today. The President made clear that he’s always stood up for LGBT rights — whether in fighting to […]

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Marriage equality

>Debbie Wasserman Schultz [democraticparty@democrats.org] |Thu 5/10/2012 4:30 PM | Friends — “I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” That’s what our President said yesterday afternoon, and with it, made history. Let’s show that we’re right there with him: Add your name alongside other Democrats in support of marriage equality today. The President made clear that he’s always stood up for LGBT rights — whether in fighting to […]

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GOP Tries To Water Down Violence Against Women Act, Expresses Willingness To Tolerate Some Domestic Abuse

>By Annie Rose Strasser | Sourced from ThinkProgress|  Posted at April 26, 2012, 9:39 am Republicans Oppose Violence Against Women Act Because Ladies Can’t Vote, Right? From the very beginning, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) led the opposition to reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) — even leading Senate Judiciary Republicans to unanimously vote against it because they object to its protections for LGBT victims, immigrants and Native Americans. Grassley has […]

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GOP Tries To Water Down Violence Against Women Act, Expresses Willingness To Tolerate Some Domestic Abuse

>By Annie Rose Strasser | Sourced from ThinkProgress|  Posted at April 26, 2012, 9:39 am Republicans Oppose Violence Against Women Act Because Ladies Can’t Vote, Right? From the very beginning, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) led the opposition to reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) — even leading Senate Judiciary Republicans to unanimously vote against it because they object to its protections for LGBT victims, immigrants and Native Americans. Grassley has […]

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Etch-A-Tweet: Mitt Romney spokesman deletes 800 tweets critical of women

>by Jed Lewison  | Daily Kos | rss@dailykos.com | Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 07:30 AM PDT | New York Daily News: A Romney aide is rewriting history — his own. Richard Grenell, a former Bush official, removed hundreds of Tweets and comments from his online profile this weekend after reporters zeroed in on his penchant for snarky comments about women in politics.“Hillary is starting to look liek (sic) Madeline […]

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