Tag Archives: John Boehner

Polis tries parliamentary maneuver in hopes of moving ENDA to the floor

Because House Speaker John Boehner has vowed to block ENDA from getting a vote, the discharge petition has become the only hope to force ENDA to the floor if the Republican-dominated chamber. U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, with the backing of

Speed Read: Appeals panel strikes ban

For the first time post-DOMA being struck down, a federal appeals court has ruled that a state marriage ban for same-sex couples is unconstitutional but stayed the decision, pending appeal. A federal district court judge in Indiana declared that state's

Speed Read: Slugfest in Fourth Circuit

The Fourth Circuit vote on Virginia's ban of same-sex marriage will almost certainly be 2 to 1, given Tuesday's combative oral argument. A federal judge in Idaho struck down that state's ban on Tuesday and ordered the state to start

Speed Read: Friday 6 December 2013

While waiting to hear what agreement, if any, a House-Senate committee comes up with in hopes of avoiding an automatic round of sequestration cuts in January, one LGBT community health clinic warns that such cuts could seriously jeopardize its mission.

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: Thursday 21 November 2013

GetEQUAL pressures House Speaker John Boehner to move ENDA to the floor. Sally Ride's partner shares the private decision to identify publicly as gay. Secretary of State John Kerry issues statement for Transgender Day of Remembrance. And more...

Speed Read: Wednesday 6 November 2013

Illinois becomes 15th state to provide marriage equality. Hawaii bill advances over another hurdle. Openly gay legislator becomes Seattle's first openly gay mayor. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid goads House Speaker John Boehner. And more...

Marriage cases preview, Part 2: The presidential punch

How strong a position did the Obama administration take in its briefs on the Supreme Court marriage cases—and can it make a difference? The following is the second in a four-part series to prepare readers for what to expect March

Anti-violence measure clears Senate

Openly gay U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin was presiding over the Senate February 12 when the U.S. Senate voted 78 to 22 to approve a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, including provisions to include gay male victims of

LGBT centers fear drastic impact if agreement not reached on ‘fiscal cliff’

Chances are, if you are even remotely plugged into the news, you’ve grown weary of hearing about the “fiscal cliff.” That’s the metaphor du jour for the sudden and dramatic cuts in federal spending and tax breaks set to occur