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Court adds twist to announcement on Prop 8, DOMA cases

In a surprise development, the U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it will review both the Proposition 8 case concerning a statewide ban on same-sex marriage and a DOMA case concerning a ban on federal recognition of same-sex marriages.

LGBT candidates score long list of firsts

A first-ever openly gay person elected U.S. Senator, the largest ever number of openly LGBT people elected to Congress, two new speakers at state houses, the first-ever openly transgender person elected to a state legislature, and the first openly LGBT

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.

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.

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.

Surprises embedded in Second Circuit ruling; may improve prospects at Supreme Court

The ruling by a Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel was not a big surprise. But the panel’s related ruling—that laws should be held to a heightened standard of review when they treat people differently because of their sexual

Baldwin edges into the lead

After trailing a popular former governor for weeks, U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin has now edged into the lead for the U.S. Senate seat from Wisconsin.

Court puts off deciding whether to hear Prop 8 case

On its first official day of the 2012-13 session, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday did not include the Proposition 8 case on the list of cases it would or would not review.

Frank’s slam against GOP gays not likely to woo votes to Obama

The presidential finish line is eight weeks off, and there’s little indication that the LGBT vote in this year’s presidential election will divide up any differently than it has in the past several: 3 to 1 for the Democrat. But