Tag Archives: Jared Polis

Speed Read: Thursday 5 December 2013

A bipartisan group in the U.S. House pressured House Speaker John Boehner to move ENDA to a floor vote. A federal judge in Utah takes arguments against the state's ban on marriage under consideration. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court gets a

Speed Read: LGBT Congressional Caucus

Here's a quick look at what the seven openly LGBT members of the U.S. House and one openly lesbian member of the U.S. Senate have been focused on lately.

Speed Read: Wednesday 16 October 2013

Clerks in 10 Michigan counties are ready to start issuing marriage licenses this week if a federal judge rules today that the state's ban on same-sex couples marrying is unconstitutional. Three of six openly LGBT members of the U.S. House

House LGBT caucus shows division during budget battles

As Congress continues to wrestle with a bitter partisan divide that has crippled its ability to set a budget, keep the federal government open, and enable the nation to pay its bills, a few openly LGBT members of the U.S.

Problems linger over religious exemptions to flagship civil rights legislation

This is a bad year gone worse for ENDA – the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Even though it might pass the Democratic-controlled Senate, the bill will have no realistic chance of passing the Republican-controlled House. Now, on the same day ENDA

House GOP writes DOMA support into rules

The Republican leaders in the U.S. House started off the 2013-14 session giving unusual prominence to their legal defense of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). As part of

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.

House GOP shoot down effort to insert LGBT protections in VAWA

In a strict party line vote, Republicans on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee rejected three attempts Tuesday (May 7) to add protections for LGBT victims of domestic abuse in a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.

Gay Dems split over debt ceiling bill; LGBT groups worry about its bottom line

The U.S. Senate gave final Congressional approval Tuesday to a bill raising the nation’s current $14.3 trillion debt ceiling by $2 trillion, but it’s a bill that calls for $2 trillion in federal spending cuts that worry LGBT and AIDS

Gay reps ask Obama to extend veto threat to DADT

The U.S. House’s four openly gay members have asked President Obama to issue a veto threat against a defense spending bill that includes a measure to delay repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell."