Tag Archives: Joe Solmonese

Obama LGBT camp hopes to persuade GOP gays to cross party lines

The Obama campaign Wednesday (May 23) said it would be making a determined effort to turn out LGBT Americans in November “regardless of their political affiliation.” Jamie Citron, National

NAACP: Marriage equality ‘won’t be a wedge issue’

Saying that the NAACP has “always stood against laws that demean, dehumanize, and discriminate against people,” NAACP Board Chairman Roslyn Brock formally announced Monday (May 21) the board’s vote in favor of a resolution supporting marriage equality.

Rejecting an executive order: Is it the DADT repeal strategy or a campaign decision?

The Obama administration revealed a political calculation last week: Now is not a good time to sign an executive order prohibiting discrimination against LGBT people who work for federal contractors. There has been more than the usual expression of “disappointment” from

Anti-bullying measures left out of education bill

In a blow to activists seeking to stop anti-gay bullying, two proposals to address bullying in schools were left out of an education reform bill approved by a U.S. Senate committee October 20.

Obama to HRC: Promises kept and promises to fight for

President Obama dropped by the Human Rights Campaign’s annual national dinner to vow that he will “keep up the fight” to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and to stop bullying against LGBT youth.

President to keynote HRC dinner

President Obama has agreed to deliver the keynote address to this year’s annual Human Rights Campaign dinner October 1 in Washington, D.C.

Solmonese’s final salary-benefits package

In response to the story about the impending resignation of Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese, a reader commented: “Always interesting to me is that NEVER is it mentioned what his pay package looked like.” Solmonese never got on the phone

HRC’s Solmonese to leave post by March

The Human Rights Campaign announced in a press release Saturday, August 27, that its president, Joe Solmonese, "will not renew his contract, which expires March 31, 2012."

Gallup shows dramatic uptick in support for same-sex marriage

A survey by the respected Gallup poll organization reports a stunning jump in support for legal recognition of the marriages of same-sex couples.

House Committee approves three DADT/DOMA amendments

The full U.S. House Armed Services Committee approved three amendments late Wednesday night that seek to delay implementation of repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and to reiterate Congress's support for the Defense of Marriage Act.