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June 29, 2011 3:37 pm ET filed under Blog

Santorum Warns Gay Marriage Will Spark "Devastating" Discussion Of Gender In Schools

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June 27, 2011 11:28 am ET filed under Fact Check

Seriously Extreme: Rep. Bachmann's Journey To GOP Presidential Candidate

Today, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) formally announced that she is seeking the Republican presidential nomination at an event in Iowa. In a field of lackluster candidates, Bachmann is an unabashedly polarizing figure whose statements, agenda, and policy positions are not only often factually inaccurate but are also frequently imbued with extreme, hateful, homophobic and even violent rhetoric. The fact that she is considered a viable representation of the Republican party sends a stark message about the toxicity of the GOP in 2012. Often the Affordable Care Act's most apoplectic opponent, Bachmann has suggested that health care reform will result in "death panels" as well as "school-based sex clinics," and that it could allow a 13-year-old girl can be taken to an abortion clinic during a school day to "have their abortion, be back and go home on the school bus that night...mom and dad are never the wiser." She has rallied those against the Affordable Care Act to stand together, saying, "What we have to do today is make a covenant, to slit our wrists, be blood brothers on this thing." She has used such extreme rhetoric to oppose other policies as well, calling the federal tax code a "weapon of mass destruction" and referring to Wall Street reform as "thuggish." Additionally, Bachmann has proposed eliminating the minimum wage and cutting billions from veterans' benefits. She also voted against a bill providing for 9/11 first responders' health care and then bragged about it, calling it "new spending." Michele Bachmann's increasing legitimacy as a presidential contender speaks volumes about the atmosphere within the Republican party today.

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May 23, 2011 4:26 pm ET filed under Blog

Tennessee Chamber Joins Local Anti-Gay Organization To Lobby Against LGBT Rights

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May 11, 2011 12:18 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Newt Gingrich: A History Of Hypocrisy

As disgraced former Speaker Newt Gingrich tweets his way into the GOP presidential race for 2012, we are reminded of his outstanding record of political and moral malfeasance in his decades-long effort to promote himself. From his personal and professional ethical transgressions to his crusade against the working class, Gingrich continues to thrive in the shadows of fiscal corruption and the spotlight of right-wing hyperbole. Despite his rocky marital past and remarkably hypocritical and extremist rhetoric, Gingrich unabashedly vaunts himself as the country's moral compass without a hint of irony, consistently waging an ideological war in an effort to maintain his own relevance.

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May 06, 2011 4:26 pm ET filed under Blog

Dropping Law Firm Over DOMA Decision More Evidence Of NRA's Anti-Gay Bias

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April 21, 2011 10:11 am ET filed under Blog

Unconscionable

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April 07, 2011 5:45 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. West Invokes Fort Hood Massacre To Argue Against DADT Repeal

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April 06, 2011 10:13 am ET filed under Fact Check

RNC Attacks Its Own On New "Hope Isn't Hiring" Site

The RNC's newfangled campaign website has a cutting-edge campaign strategy: attack President Obama for signing a policy that GOP members of the House and Senate endorsed.  In a litany of attacks on President Obama's stance on social issues, the RNC cites the repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. However, the RNC elides the fact that the battle for repeal hinged on Republican support for passage. At the end of the day, 15 Republicans in the House and eight in the Senate voted to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," a move that was backed by an overwhelming majority of the American people.

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March 25, 2011 11:22 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Steve King: "Social Moderation" Is The Cause Of Our Economic Troubles

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March 18, 2011 11:50 am ET filed under Blog

New Poll Finds Majority Support For Gay Marriage

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March 07, 2011 1:15 pm ET filed under Blog

Santorum: President Obama's DOMA Decision Will 'Eviscerate' Religious Freedom

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February 25, 2011 10:45 am ET filed under Blog

FLASHBACK: Cuccinelli Supported Obama's Legal Approach On DOMA

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February 23, 2011 2:43 pm ET filed under Blog

DOMA: Speaker Boehner Hypocritically Slams President Obama For 'Stirring Up' Controversial Issue

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February 14, 2011 11:40 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Steve King Proudly Recalls Confronting "Screaming, Profane Gays"

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February 11, 2011 12:58 pm ET filed under Video

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: RNC's Ken Blackwell Discusses His Problem With GOProud Participating In CPAC

From the 2011 CPAC Conference:

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February 10, 2011 4:15 pm ET filed under Video

Santorum: The Judiciary "Has No Right To Redefine" Marriage

From C-SPAN's February 10 coverage of CPAC 2011:

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February 09, 2011 3:08 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Memo To CPAC: Gay Conservatives Were Around Long Before GOProud

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February 07, 2011 5:16 pm ET filed under Video

Palin Comes Out Against CPAC Boycott

In a recent interview with CBN's The Brody File, Sarah Palin stated she is not boycotting CPAC, and she doesn't think anyone should boycott the conference just because they "don't personally agree" with GOProud.

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February 07, 2011 4:16 pm ET filed under Blog

LivingSocial Ad Uses Transgender Americans As A Laugh Line

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February 03, 2011 2:38 pm ET filed under Video

Gingrich Reveals His Hypocrisy On Marriage Equality

During a debate hosted by George Washington University on Tuesday, Newt Gingrich suggested this his personal beliefs should dictate the law, saying that while everyone has the right to their own beliefs about marriage, he's "prepared to defend" his point of view.

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February 03, 2011 12:27 pm ET filed under Blog

Friendfactor Asks Marylanders to "Pop the Question" For Marriage Equality

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February 03, 2011 9:25 am ET filed under Blog

DADT Discharges May End, But Discrimination Might Not

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February 02, 2011 12:04 pm ET filed under Blog

19-Year-Old Iowan Speaks Out In Support Of His Gay Moms

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February 02, 2011 11:17 am ET filed under Blog

Barbara Bush Campaigns for Marriage Equality

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January 31, 2011 11:04 am ET filed under Blog

NYT: "Gays Seeking Asylum In U.S. Encounter A New Hurdle"

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January 27, 2011 6:02 pm ET filed under Blog

Obama And The Equality Agenda

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January 27, 2011 3:17 pm ET filed under Blog

Ugandan LGBT Activist Murdered, Activists Ask U.K. To Stop Deportation Of Ugandan Lesbian

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January 25, 2011 1:33 pm ET filed under Blog

Obama Haunted By '96 Marriage Stance

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January 24, 2011 2:29 pm ET filed under Blog

Breaking Campaign Pledge, Gov. Kasich Leaves The "T" Out Of LGBT Rights

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January 22, 2011 3:33 pm ET filed under Video

Equality Matters' Socarides Discusses GAO DADT Cost Estimate With CNN's Cooper

From the January 21 broadcast of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360:

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