Yearly Archives: 2012

Supreme Court delays cases again

The U.S. Supreme Court indicated Tuesday that it was bumping back by 10 days the date it has scheduled for its conference on 10 cases regarding same-sex marriage.

Baldwin makes history, heads to U.S. Senate

In an historic victory Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin became the first openly gay person to be elected to the U.S. Senate. Her victory, along with the apparent wins of six out of seven openly LGBT candidates for the U.S.

Obama victory bolsters LGBT issues, candidates

In the November 6 race with the greatest impact on the LGBT community, President Obama secured re-election Tuesday night, winning both the popular and electoral vote majorities.

Marriage victories mark ‘watershed’ moment

Even the most jaded political pundits were stunned by the four stunning victories for marriage equality on the ballot Tuesday. In an unprecedented vote, Minnesota became the first state to reject a proposed state constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Maine

Last-minute polls: Historic votes possible

The last polls taken before today’s voting looked mostly promising --maybe even history-making-- for LGBT related issues and candidates.

Election Night Beverage Guide

Many LGBT people will be spending the evening November 6 watching election returns. With the outcomes still uncertain in many cases and likely to take hours to discern, one question may emerge for many poll watchers: What shall we sip?

Rove outspending Thompson in Senate race against Baldwin

Karl Rove’s conservative super PAC Crossroads has poured more than $7 million into opposing U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin’s bid to become the first openly gay member of the U.S. Senate.

TV guide to watching key LGBT races

It’s a close race for the White House, a close race for Tammy Baldwin’s bid to the U.S. Senate, five unpredictable outcomes on marriage related votes, and an openly gay caucus in Congress that could total either three or six

Despite contrast, LGBT vote is likely to split 3 to 1 as usual

There are many key votes on the line next Tuesday: The first real prospect for electing an openly gay person to the U.S. Senate, the probability of winning a marriage equality vote in at least one of five states, and

As governor, Romney went extra mile to obstruct same-sex parents

A new revelation surfaced about Mitt Romney October 25, revealing yet another step he took as Massachusetts governor to thwart equal treatment of gays in the state.