Post Politics: Gay Rights


Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Gay GOP candidate: Republicans are stuck in the 19th Century

“...the message our national leaders in Washington need to hear is: Promote Freedom or risk dying.“

By Aaron Blake  |  11:59 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Franklin Graham: Putin is better than Obama on gay rights

The evangelical leader praises Russia’s crackdown on gay “propaganda.“

By Aaron Blake  |  11:04 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Republicans oppose right to refuse service to gays; white evangelicals narrowly support it

Only 28 percent of Americans in general support such bans, new poll shows.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:00 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 03/05/2014

Bachmann criticizes Arizona governor’s veto of controversial bill

Few GOP lawmakers have weighed in publicly in favor of the bill.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:06 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Arizona governor vetoes controversial bill allowing denial of service to gays

Jan Brewer heeds the calls of her fellow Republicans to scrap the bill.

By Aaron Blake  |  07:50 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Romney urges Brewer to veto bill allowing denial of service to gays

Arizona Republican Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain have also called for a veto.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:20 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Brewer on bill allowing denial of service to gays: ‘I will do the right thing’

Several big-name Arizona Republicans have urged Brewer to veto the bill, which gay rights groups say is legalized discrimination.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:03 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 02/24/2014

White House condemns ‘abhorrent’ Uganda law criminalizing homosexuality

White House spokesman decries Uganda law that punishes homosexuality with prison time.

By Wesley Lowery  |  12:59 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Rights, Uganda, White House

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 12/19/2013

New Mexico Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage

The court ruled that it is unconstitutional to deny marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:52 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Cruz, Jindal denounce A&E for suspending Duck Dynasty star

Phil Robertson was suspended for suggesting homosexuality could lead to bestiality.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:31 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Boehner: On women, some House Republicans ‘just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be’

Boehner also weighed in on another issue of GOP inclusiveness, saying that Republican campaign committees should support gay candidates

By Aaron Blake  |  12:07 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014, Gay Rights, Republican Party

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 11/04/2013

In first floor speech since stroke, Kirk backs ENDA

In a brief two-minute statement, Kirk made the case for a law he previously supported as a House member.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:53 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine) announces he’s gay

Michaud, who is running for governor in 2014, said he decided to come out publicly after his opponents launched a “whisper campaign.“

By Aaron Blake  |  08:43 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014, Gay Rights

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 10/25/2013

Cindy McCain petitions husband to back gay rights bill

Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) wife Cindy has petitioned husband to back a gay rights bill.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  03:41 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Senate confirms highest-ranking openly gay judge in the U.S. Tuesday

Todd Hughes is poised to become the first openly gay circuit judge in history Tuesday.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  11:11 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 08/22/2013

White House to hold closed-door session on bisexual issues next month

The White House will hold a Sept. 23 closed-door roundtable on issues facing bisexuals

By Juliet Eilperin  |  03:30 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Romney under fire for PAC donation to anti-gay marriage group

A state PAC run by Mitt Romney gave $10,000 to a group that has come under scrutiny for plans to “drive a wedge” between African-Americans and gays, documents show.

By Dan Eggen  |  03:59 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Gay rights, Gay marriage