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  • Log Cabin Republicans: Can GOP gays win gay South Florida again for Rick Scott?

    09/29/2014 7:36:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 29, 2014 | Steve Rothaus
    An op-ed from Matt Chen of the Broward Republican Executive Committee: Early voting will begin next week. By Election Day one would presume the demonized homophobic and racist Rick Scott will end up with 95% of the substantial South Florida Gay vote going to Democrat Charlie Crist. Not so, my friends. Sure that's hard to understand when the Florida Agenda perpetually portrays the GOP as virulently and violently homophobic. But Gay Democrats have routinely been stunned to find out that 25-35% of Gay voters routinely vote Republican, according to exit polling.
  • Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker endorsed by pro-gay marriage group GOProud

    06/02/2014 5:44:46 PM PDT · by massmike · 23 replies ^ | 06/02/2014 | Robert Rizzuto
    In recognition of his support for marriage equality in Massachusetts, Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker on Thursday was endorsed by GOProud, a Republican marriage equality advocacy group. Baker, who recently released a web video highlighting his break with the national Republican Party on the issue of gay marriage, said he was proud to earn the group's endorsement. “I’m grateful to be endorsed by GOProud, and share their support for free markets and respect for individual rights that includes marriage equality," Baker said in a statement. "The work of organizations like GOProud, and the pro-marriage equality candidates they support, is critical...
  • Get Enrolled!! (VIDEO: Obamacare ad targeted to the gay demographic -- THIS IS NOT A PARODY)

    12/22/2013 10:41:57 AM PST · by Maceman · 104 replies
  • Get Enrolled [new Obaamcare ad features gay men dancing in their underwear]

    12/22/2013 1:42:39 PM PST · by grundle · 4 replies
  • New ObamaCare Ad Features Semi-Nude Gay Men Dancing, Hugging, Sucking Phallic Symbols

    12/19/2013 5:58:40 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 105 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/19/13 | Aurelius
    An LGBT group called “Out2Enroll” has just created an ad to tout the President’s signature law. Out2Enroll describes itself as “a coalition of organizations who want to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people stay healthy by making sure that one of the major benefits of the Affordable Care Act — access to affordable, comprehensive health insurance coverage — reaches LGBT communities.” In their new video, they feature semi-naked men sucking on candy canes, hugging other men, sucking on their fingers, and making muscles, while a woman signs a song about the greatness of the Affordable Care Act to the...
  • DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz at LGBT gathering: 'We’re very focused on Michigan'

    12/18/2013 9:15:14 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies ^ | December 17, 2013 | Khalil AlHajal
    DETROIT, MI – The Democratic National Committee is honing in on Michigan’s 2014 elections and appears eager to make gay rights a central issue in multiple high-profile races. DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz visited Metro Detroit on Tuesday, speaking to a crowd of about 70 LGBT activists and candidates for office. “We’re very focused on Michigan,” she said. “We have at least three House seats that are competitive here. Obviously the gubernatorial race is very competitive… The United States Senate race is competitive. So we are going to be organizing, vocalizing and focusing on Michigan as a prime, central address...
  • Hillary Clinton to Receive Elton John Foundation Award for Supporting Gay Rights

    09/04/2013 12:30:09 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 4, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Hillary Clinton is likely going to have to create a separate wing in her Chappaqua, New York, home for all the awards she's going to receive in the coming years to assist her march to the White House. On Wednesday, the Elton John Foundation announced that the recently opposed to same-sex marriage former Secretary of State is to receive the organization's first Founder's award for her - wait for it - support of gay rights. The foundation in a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter "cited a 2011 speech in which Clinton asserted that gay rights were human rights for...
  • VA homosexual group to host phone bank for McAuliffe in Richmond

    08/21/2013 10:50:44 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies
    There's only one week until LGBT phone bank night! And I need your help. I need you to come out to make some phone calls to help ensure that there will be an LGBT friendly administration in the Governor's Mansion next year. Register here! It's time for the LGBT community and its allies to flex a little gay muscle and demonstrate to politicians the importance of supporting equality. Virginia is still a place where saying things like, "Homosexuality brings nothing but self-destruction, not only physically but of their soul," will earn you votes. I need you to come out next...
  • VA Homosexual group endorses Dem. ticket for Gov/LG/AG

    06/21/2013 7:20:01 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 17 replies
    From an email
    EVPAC Endorsements Reflect Candidates' Support of LGBT Community Dear The next four years could be a crucial turning point for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Virginians. With supportive leadership from the top down here in the Commonwealth, this positive change can build momentum for ending workplace discrimination, gaining marriage equality, extending adoption rights, and protecting our LGBT youth. Equality Virginia's Political Action Committee announced its endorsements for Virginia's statewide races today. Click here now to help us spread the word across the state and get these candidates in office. Terry McAuliffe Terry McAuliffe, Governor McAuliffe spoke at Equality Virginia's 2013...
  • Hoopster Collins to appear with FLOTUS at DNC fundraiser

    05/04/2013 9:43:19 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 53 replies
    Jason Collins, the pro basketball player who outed himself as gay this week, will appear alongside First Lady Michelle Obama at a New York fundraiser, according to a source familiar with the event. Collins will appear with Obama at the May 29 Democratic National Committee LGBT gala, the source said. The event is Obama's first fundraising stop since President Barack Obama won re-election.
  • Obama Won Florida Because of the Gay Vote

    11/20/2012 10:55:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | Kyle Munzenrieder | Thu., Nov. 15 2012
    Barack Obama might have gay voters to thank for his reelection, especially right here in Florida. A new analysis suggests that if only straight people went to the polls here, Romney would have pulled off a win by something like two percentage points. "Similarly, analysis of preliminary returns from Florida show that the 420,000 total LGBT votes cast in the state may be a deciding factor in President Obama's projected lead in Florida," reads a new analysis by the Williams Institue. "Though final results aren't yet known, an estimated 300,000 LGBT Floridians voted for the president -- a margin many...
  • DHS grants gay partners discretion in deportation cases

    09/30/2012 5:26:24 PM PDT · by Baynative · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sept 28, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said this week gay and lesbian partners will be considered as family members when immigration agents are trying to decide whether or not to try to deport someone from the U.S. The directive means illegal immigrants in gay or lesbian partnerships with American citizens could be spared deportation under the same leniency that is already often accorded to married couples. But it also raises questions about a federal law that is tied up in the courts which defines marriage at the federal level as the legal union between a man and a woman.
  • 9/11 Bumped By Gay Flag, Michelle Money Plea On Obama Campaign Website…

    09/11/2012 2:14:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 11, 2012
    Via Washington Secrets: September 11th turned out to be just another day on the Obama-Biden campaign website: A fundraising memo from first lady Michelle Obama, a pitch for gay rights including a rainbow-colored American flag [seen above], and a campaign picture under the headline “Photo of the day–September 11th, 2012.” [...]By comparison, the Romney-Ryan campaign features two blog entries, one from Mitt Romney and the other from Paul Ryan, and a 9/11 news release. The Romney campaign homepage featured a tweet and Facebook note about 9/11.The president’s homepage had no 9/11 mention. Instead, it lead with a blog note from...
  • NYC gay bar hosts Obama fundraiser ("GoGo for Obama" in full swing -- no pun intended)

    09/09/2012 6:56:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/9/2012 | Katherine Boyle
    Outside, posters of President Obama and the first lady were the only signs that Eastern Bloc was closed for a private party. To some regulars of the grungy gay bar in Manhattan’s East Village, the $100 minimum cover charge seemed too pricey for a Saturday night. But for an Obama campaign fundraiser, the entrance fee was relatively modest, unlike some of the boisterous dancers at the “GoGo for Obama” event. The fundraiser, hosted by a gaggle of models, fashion editors and socialites, is just one of hundreds of such small, grass-roots events organized by individual donors and held throughout campaign...
  • Record number of out LGBT delegates headed to Democratic convention

    08/29/2012 4:58:04 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 52 replies
    Wisconsin ^ | Aug 29 2012 | Wig
    A record number of out LGBT participants – 534 – are planning to go to Charlotte, N.C., next week for the Democratic National Convention. The number was released on Aug. 28 by the National Stonewall Democrats, the largest LGBT Democratic group in the country. NSD said four years ago about out 350 LGBT people participated in the Democratic convention. "What an amazing and inspiring convention this will be," said Jerame Davis, NSD excutive director. "With over 530 LGBT participants identified for this year's convention, we not only set a new record for LGBT participation in a national convention, we have...
  • Thousands expected at NC gay fest days before DNC

    08/25/2012 6:41:48 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 37 replies
    Sacramento ^ | Aug 25 2012 | Associated Press
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Downtown Charlotte is expected to host thousands for a gay pride festival a week before the country's Democrats come to town. ... Thousands of people annually attend the festival, which also draws dozens of protesters. This year's festival comes after voters decided to add a prohibition against gay marriage to the state constitution, effectively slamming the door shut on same-sex marriages. The Democratic National Convention opens in Charlotte next week to officially nominate President Barack Obama as the party's presidential candidate this year.
  • Democratic platform draft language on marriage equality, ENDA revealed

    08/09/2012 9:03:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    LGBTQ Nation / The Washington Blade ^ | August 9, 2012 | Chris Johnson
    The draft language in the Democratic Party platform endorsing marriage equality has been revealed and shown to say “we support marriage equality” is set to become a tenet of the party’s beliefs. In addition to endorsing marriage equality, the language also calls for repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and urges passage of DOMA repeal legislation known as the Respect for Marriage Act. Notably, the language explicitly backs religious freedom for marriage, saying religions should “decide how to administer marriage as a religious sacrament without government interference.” Buzzfeed was first to make the language public ahead of the scheduled...
  • The Chick-fil-A Effect on the 2012 Election

    08/03/2012 2:44:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Huffington Post | August 3, 2012 | Ron Galloway, Business Documentarian
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  • Is Chick-fil-A turnout a preview of November? (Somebody gets it)

    08/03/2012 11:09:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | August 3, 2012 | Tim Stanley, Oxford historian, author & blogger
    Wednesday marked Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. Across the United States, conservatives gathered in chicken restaurants to show support for the company after its president, Dan Cathy, came out against gay marriage. Democratic mayors in Chicago and Boston at first threatened to halt expansion of the Chick-fil-A chain to their cities, which turned a question of sexual morality into a debate about freedom of speech. The motto of conservative Christians seems to be, "They'll take my chicken from my cold dead hand..." Writing as a European, this story combines two of the things we most readily associate with America: Jesus Christ and...
  • Heads he loses; tails we win: Barack Obama’s walk down the Gay marriage plank

    08/01/2012 6:41:21 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 20 replies ^ | August 1, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    As November gets closer, with few options open to him, Barack Obama has elected to gamble that he can walk on a very narrow plank to victory. In May when Obama “evolved” back to being for Gay “marriage” he was taking a calculated risk. He knew, or should have known, that he would face a strong backlash from his African American base. When the backlash came, was a lot stronger than anyone would have expected. In 2008 Blacks flocked to the polls to vote for Obama at a 95% rate. That surge was enough put him over the top and...
  • Democratic Party to add gay marriage to platform

    07/30/2012 10:25:30 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 38 replies
    abc ^ | 7/30/2012 | Liz Goodwin
    The Democratic Party has added new language endorsing gay marriage in its platform draft, the Washington Blade reports. Sen. Harry Reid said in May that he believed the party would alter its platform in favor of gay marriage,
  • Sen. Inhofe: Obama Forced Military to allow uniformed troops in Gay Pride Parade.

    07/26/2012 8:56:54 AM PDT · by cblue55 · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/26/12 | Melissa Quinn
    Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe told The Daily Caller he believes President Barack Obama pressured the military into granting an unprecedented exception to rules that prohibit participation in political activities while in uniform. The Defense Department authorized a waiver to allow uniformed service members to march in last weekend’s San Diego gay pride parade, overriding a Defense Department directive‘s specific rules against uniformed service members’ participation in political events. Read more:
  • Obama Rallies LGBT Community

    06/15/2012 6:04:15 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/15/12 | Mary Bruce
    President Obama told gay and lesbian supporters today that as long as he is president, they will have a “friend” and “fellow advocate” in the White House. Speaking at a White House reception marking LGBT Pride Month, the president touted his accomplishments on gay rights issues, including repealing “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” his decision to withdraw legal support for the Defense of Marriage Act, and his support for same-sex marriage.
  • Obama Courts Young Hollywood

    06/13/2012 5:27:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 13, 2012 | Mark Tapson
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Obama Courts Young HollywoodPosted By Mark Tapson On June 13, 2012 @ 12:25 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments It seems like only yesterday that President Barack Obama was in Los Angeles ensnarling traffic and pocketing a record-setting $15 million in Hollywood campaign donations at George Clooney’s fundraiser for him. But last week he was back again for a two-day whirlwind tour of Tinseltown’s moneyed elite that included five more fundraisers.Before heading off for a breakfast last Thursday that concluded the trip, Obama met privately at the Beverly Hilton with two dozen hot...
  • President Obama Proclaims June “Gay Pride Month”

    06/10/2012 12:29:31 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 191 replies
    The New American ^ | 6/8/2012 | Dave Bohon
    Every year he has been in office President Obama has made it a point to cozy up to America’s tiny homosexual activist minority by officially recognizing June as “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.” This year, of course, was no exception. Having just come out officially in favor of legalizing same-sex “marriage,” the President followed up on June 1 by issuing this year’s proclamation setting aside the entire month to commemorate the valuable contributions that gays, lesbians, transvestites, and an odds-and-ends assortment of sexually- and gender-confused individuals have made to American society. “The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)...
  • Obama Announces Plans to Repeal Defense of Marriage Act

    05/14/2012 6:18:28 PM PDT · by kristinn · 159 replies
    Gawker | Monday, May 14, 2012 | Louis Peitzman
    Source link. Click at your own risk. You spoke too soon, Rand Paul. It sounds like the President's views on marriage just got even gayer. Somewhat buried in CNN's story on Barack Obama's fundraiser in New York is this little tidbit about his administration's plans for marriage equality— He also outlined goals he hopes to accomplish under a second term, including the repeal of the Defense Of Marriage Act, which the administration has already stopped defending. This is the first time Obama has said that he wil actively work to repeal the law. At the fundraiser, hosted by openly gay...
  • It's official: Obama '1st gay president'

    05/14/2012 3:52:15 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 64 replies
    WND ^ | 5/13/2012 | by Joe Kovacs
    Despite the fact Barack Obama is married with two children, Newsweek magazine is dubbing him “The First Gay President” on its latest cover, crowning him with a rainbow-colored halo. The cover comes in the wake of Obama’s newly declared support for homosexual marriage in America. The edition, which hits newsstands Monday, features a column by Andrew Sullivan, an openly homosexual self-titled conservative political pundit. “When you step back a little and assess the record of Obama on gay rights, you see, in fact, that this was not an aberration. It was an inevitable culmination of three years of work,” Sullivan...
  • Barney Frank says Obama's gay marriage endorsement won't sway voters

    05/13/2012 4:38:03 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | MAY 12, 2012 | FOX NEWS/NEWSCORE
    Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), the first openly gay member of Congress, said Sunday that he does not think President Barack Obama's gay marriage endorsement will sway anybody's vote. Though Washington is abuzz with speculation about how the president's historic statement in support of same-sex marriage will affect his re-election prospects, the Massachusetts Democrat said the announcement leaves the race more or less the same. "If you were going to cast your vote based on a candidate's position regarding same-sex marriage, you were already going to vote for Obama-Romney based on that," he told ABC's "This Week." "I literally don't think...
  • Obama and gay marriage: What he's risking in an election year

    05/09/2012 4:12:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 9, 2012 | By Paul West
    President Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage is an election-year boost to his liberal base that comes with some risks. The move is likely to hurt him in the South. One in three Southern swing voters are strongly opposed to gay marriage, a recent Pew Research Center poll found. Just this week, North Carolina, which Obama carried narrowly in 2008, approved one of the toughest bans on same-sex unions in the country. If the switch on same-sex marriage ends up costing him states in the fall, North Carolina will be the first place to look. More central to his reelection will...
  • Obama announces his support for same-sex marriage

    05/09/2012 11:43:02 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 386 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | May 9, 2012 | Rick Klein
    President Obama today announced that he now supports same-sex marriage, reversing his longstanding opposition amid growing pressure from the Democratic base and even his own vice president. In an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, the president described his thought process as an “evolution” that led him to this place, based on conversations with his own staff members, openly gay and lesbian service members, and conversations with his wife and own daughters. "I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Richard Grenell hounded from Romney campaign by anti-gay conservatives

    05/01/2012 12:53:34 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 57 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/01/2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    Richard Grenell, the openly gay spokesman recently hired to sharpen the foreign policy message of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, has resigned in the wake of a full-court press by anti-gay conservatives. In a statement obtained by Right Turn, Grenell says: I have decided to resign from the Romney campaign as the Foreign Policy and National Security Spokesman. While I welcomed the challenge to confront President Obama’s foreign policy failures and weak leadership on the world stage, my ability to speak clearly and forcefully on the issues has been greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes...
  • "Scandal:" One of Mitt Romney's Spokesmen is Gay

    04/24/2012 3:02:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies ^ | April 24, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Outrage!  Or something!  Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has "stepped on a landmine" by having the temerity to appoint -- I hope you're sitting down -- an openly gay national security spokesman, according to one leader of a social conservative group.  Once you've pried yourself from the floor, feel free to persuse some choice excerpts from this person's incensed column:   Gov. Mitt Romney stepped on a landmine by appointing Richard Grenell, an out, loud and proud homosexual, to be his spokesman on national security and foreign policy issues. Grenell has for years been an outspoken advocate for homosexual...
  • Romney hires openly gay spokeman

    04/24/2012 8:24:10 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 462 replies
    American Vision News ^ | April 23, 2012 | Joel McDurmon
    Provided courtesy of americanvisionnews.comJoel is exposing the whole truth that Washington Post would not reveal: Mitt Romney’s campaign tonight announced that it has hired Richard Grenell, an out gay former George W. Bush administration official, to serve as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s “national security and foreign policy spokesman,” according to a report from The Washington Post that did not mention Grenell’s sexual orientation. Grenell served through September 2008 in the Bush administration as a spokesman to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations — and told The Advocate‘s Kerry Eleveld as he left the administration that it was his hope that New York...
  • Massachusetts Gay Lobby Endorses Mitt Romney's Attorney for 2010 House Seat (September 16, 2010)

    04/05/2012 8:32:29 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies ^ | September 16, 2010 | Tom Lang
    The Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus (MGLPC), the Leading LGBT Lobby Organization and Key Architect for the Strategy Securing Marriage Equality, Has Endorsed Republican Daniel Winslow (9th Norfolk) And Former Mitt Romney's Chief Legal Counsel Over Democrat Challenger Stanley Nacewicz For the Massachusetts House of Representatives Led by Co-Chair Arline Isaacson, the MGLPC voted unanimously in last week's annual meeting to endorse the Republican, Daniel Winslow over his Democratic challenger, Stan Nacewicz for the Massachusetts House Seat representing the 9th Norfolk District in Fall 2010. This District seat was formerly held by Richard Ross (R) who vacated it when...
  • Romney's letter of support to the Log Cabin Club (So-called "Republican" gay group)

    03/12/2012 8:42:08 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies ^ | October 6th, 1994
    To the members of the Log Cabin Club of Massachusetts: I am writing to thank the Log Cabin Club of Massachusetts for the advice and support you have given me during my campaign for the U.S. Senate and to seek the Club's formal endorsement of my election. The Log Cabin Club has played a vital role in reinvigorating the Republican Party in Massachusetts and your endorsement is important to me because it will provide further confirmation that my campaign and approach to government is consistent with the values and vision of government we share. . . . . . ....
  • The Santorum Question: Is He Too Extreme For The Middle? [Gay Media Painting Santorum As Extreme]

    02/21/2012 7:40:57 PM PST · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    LATimes ^ | February 21, 2012 | Mitchell Landsberg and Seema Mehta
    The Santorum Question: Is He Too Extreme For The Middle? On abortion, same-sex marriage and other social issues, he's the most conservative of the GOP candidates. But he'll need the swing vote to win. By Mitchell Landsberg February 21, 2012 — Rick Santorum is winning the hearts of conservative voters with uncompromising social views that, he says, are drawn from the same well as his fiscal and environmental policies: a reading of America's founding documents that stresses their Judeo-Christian underpinnings. In friendly settings around the country, in hotel ballrooms and public school auditoriums, Santorum has framed the 2012 election as...
  • Newt Gingrich tells gay Iowa man Scott Arnold:You’re better off voting for Obama

    12/21/2011 6:46:36 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 152 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/21/2011 | Aliyah Shahid
    Newt Gingrich isn't exactly chasing the gay vote. The Republican presidential candidate told a homosexual Iowa man at a campaign event on Tuesday to vote for President Obama. Scott Arnold, a Democrat and associate professor of writing at William Penn University, approached the ex-House speaker in Oskaloosa wanting to know how Gingrich would represent him as President, according to the Des Moines Register.
  • Obama Praises Homosexual ‘Spouses’ in Gay Gathering at White House

    06/30/2011 7:23:49 AM PDT · by CNSNews · 24 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 6/30/11 | Fred Lucas
    ( – At the urging of homosexuals gathered at the White House on Wednesday, President Barack Obama praised gay “spouses” in his speech marking lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender “Pride Month.” “We’ve got community leaders here. We've got grassroots organizers,” Obama told the gathering in the East Room of the White House. “We've got some incredible young people who are just doing great work all across the country -- folks who are standing up against discrimination, and for the rights of parents and children and partners and students.” At that point, someone in the audience shouted, “and spouses.” Obama concurred:...
  • VA Homosexual group endorses Gay Democrat for Senate

    06/28/2011 11:08:01 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 9 replies
    From EV email
    Equality Virginia PAC Endorses Adam Ebbin for Senate James Parrish, Executive Director of Equality Virginia, announced today that the Board of Directors of Equality Virginia PAC voted unanimously at its meeting on June 26, 2011 to endorse Delegate Adam Ebbin for election to the Virginia Senate from the 30th Senate District. Delegate Ebbin currently is seeking the nomination in a three-way Democratic primary to be held August 23, 2011. The Democratic nomination in this heavily Democratic district is seen as setting a clear path to election in the fall. “Although both of the other candidates running in the primary are...
  • President Obama to Reverse Course and Endorse Gay Marriage This Week?

    06/20/2011 11:54:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | June 20, 2011 | Stephanie Samuel
    Rumblings from his administration have some conservatives concerned that President Barack Obama may be planning to endorse same-sex marriage this week or next as a gesture honoring Gay Pride month. The president has two big meetings with gay constituents coming up – a $1,250-a-plate "Gala with the Gay Community" in Manhattan this week and a Gay Pride reception at the White House on June 29. Although he has already signed a proclamation this month, as Obama has done every year he has been in office, declaring June as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) month, many expect Obama to do...
  • Politico: Gay donors/activists mainstay of Obama re-election effort

    05/09/2011 2:22:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 9, 2011 | PETER J. SMITH
    WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2011 ( – Donors in the homosexual community are providing critical activist and financial support to President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection efforts, according to Politico. Politico reports that homosexual groups are compensating for the loss of enthusiasm (and donors) that Obama faces on the political left, and the White House is taking full advantage of the situation. Although deeply unhappy with the president for most of his term, homosexual activists have changed their tune since Obama repealed the 1993 ban on homosexuals serving in the military and dropped his administration’s defense of the 1996 Defense of...
  • Obama admin first to host ‘transgender’ meeting at White House......

    05/06/2011 9:49:56 AM PDT · by TaraP · 24 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 5th, 2011
    WASHINGTON, DC, May 5, 2011 ( - This past Friday, the Obama Administration became the first administration ever to host a meeting at the White House focusing exclusively on the discussion of federal policy related to “transgender” issues. According to a report in the Washington Blade, the meeting, which was hosted by the Office of Public Engagement (OPE), was attended by transgender activists and White House officials from the White House Domestic Policy Council, the Office of Cabinet Affairs, the Office of Public Engagement, and the counsel’s office, among others. The president himself was not in attendance, however. “While transgender...
  • Obama’s Unreasonable Abandonment of DOMA

    03/01/2011 1:50:11 PM PST · by fwdude · 26 replies
    President Obama has dropped the defense of marriage out of political convenience rather than reasonable opposition.
  • Jeremy Bernard: A historic choice for White House social secretary (openly gay)

    02/25/2011 10:41:27 AM PST · by STARWISE · 36 replies
    WasPost ^ | 2-25-11 | Jonathan Capehart
    The White House is set to make news and history this afternoon when it announces the new social secretary. Jeremy Bernard, currently the chief of staff to the U.S. ambassador to France, will become the third person to hold the job in the Obama administration. But he will be the first man and the first openly gay person to be the first family's and the executive mansion's chief event planner and host. *snip* Bernard and his then-partner Rufus Gifford were early supporters of Obama in California. And they raised a ton of money for him through their company, B&G Associates....
  • O's marriage move: All about the votes

    02/25/2011 2:59:34 AM PST · by Scanian · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 24, 2011 | Michael A. Walsh
    And so another signature ini tiative of the Clinton admin istration goes down in flames at the hands of the Obama administration. First it was the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the military. Now, it's the Defense of Marriage Act -- passed overwhelmingly by both houses of Congress and signed into law in 1996 -- which gave, in its Section 3, federal recognition to the exclusive, traditional nature of one-man, one-woman wedlock and told the states they didn't have to recognize other states' same-sex marriages. In a letter to Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday, Attorney General Eric...
  • President Obama's risky rejection of the Defense of Marriage Act

    02/24/2011 9:58:05 AM PST · by Lmo56 · 46 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/24/11 | Editorial Staff
    PRESIDENT OBAMA and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. declared on Wednesday that the Justice Department would no longer be an advocate for the indefensible - a law that relegates the nation's gay and lesbian citizens to second-class status. It was a decision as bold as it was risky ... The Justice Department is institutionally tasked with defending duly enacted congressional legislation. This does not mean that Justice Department officials must believe in the wisdom of the law or its policy implications, only that there are good-faith and reasonable arguments to be made in its defense. It is, in short,...
  • Obama to DOMA: Drop Dead (Hussein gives himself 5 Supreme Court Votes)

    02/23/2011 1:00:00 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 174 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 2/23/11 | Tim DICKinson
    In a bold, principled, and unexpected move, the administration — led by Obama himself — has determined that the gay-marriage banning Defense of Marriage Act "violates the equal protection component of the Fifth Amendment" and will no longer defend it in court.
  • Breaking News: Obama action against DOMA coming

    02/23/2011 9:39:31 AM PST · by Justaham · 148 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2-23-11 | Jonathan Capehart
    A well-placed and trusted source tells me that, any minute now, Attorney General Eric Holder will issue a statement announcing that it will no longer defend so-called Defense of Marriage Act lawsuits in court. The source believes DOJ had come to the conclusion that heightened scrutiny would apply, and that these cases cannot be defended in court. A 530d letter has been sent to Congress informing it that, if it wants to defend the statute, it is free to do so. A case is pending now that has a filing deadline of March 11. This is huge, folks. By definitively...
  • Vice President Joe Biden says gay marriage is inevitable

    12/25/2010 10:36:15 AM PST · by FredJake · 62 replies · 23+ views ^ | 12/24/2010 | Joe Newby
    Appearing on Good Morning America Friday morning, Vice President Joe Biden said the nation's attitude on gay marriage is changing, and that "it’s inevitable there will be national consensus." He told George Stephanopolous the same thing is happening on the issue of gay marriage that happened with "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in the military. Recently, the President said in a press conference his position on the controversial issue is "evolving": The sentiment I expressed then is still where I am — which is, like a lot of people, I'm wrestling with this. My attitudes are evolving on this. I have...
  • Even gay black men voting Republican in this election (pigs fly, Hell freezes over.....)!!!

    11/02/2010 9:43:59 AM PDT · by Renfield · 11 replies
    Hillbuzz ^ | 11-2-2-1- | Hillbuzz
    ~~~~snip~~~~ Then the topic of the Illinois Senate race came up and the guys just absolutely tore into Alexi Giannoulias. They called him a crook, said he was in the mob, talked about Broadway Bank funding organized crime in Illinois, then laughed about Alexi being — and I quote directly — “Obama’s butt buddy”. Peals of laughter followed, with much snorting and sqealing as various hand and arm gestures accompanied their commentary on the Obama-Giannoulias relationship. The men all said they were voting for Mark Kirk and Bill Brady…despite all the “Brady is a Bigot” ads around Boystown, prominently displayed...