Tag Archives: Log Cabin

Trump jokes about Pence hostility to gays

An article in the current New Yorker magazine quotes President Trump as “joking” that Vice President Pence is so hostile to gays he “wants to hang them all.” The news came as the Department of Justice reportedly took an unusually

Trump won’t rescind LGBT executive order; activists still worry

Most LGBT activists reacted with concern that President Trump's reassuring “words” not to rescind a pro-LGBT executive order may not match up to his troubling “actions” of nominating people who are hostile to LGBT to key federal positions.

Two weeks, two candidates, many differences

Both Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton can be said to represent the "most pro-gay" major party presidential candidate in history. But there are significant differences in how their positions and records stack up. Here's a look at the

LGBT candidates: still some gay-baiting

A few openly LGBT candidates for public office have suffered some of the old gay-baiting and scare tactics of the past, but most of the record number of LGBT candidates this year seem to be finding acceptance --or rejection-- to

First debate: Trump leans on feud with Rosie

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump once again relied on his long-standing feud with lesbian comedian Rosie O'Donnell to deflect criticism of his record of making derogatory remarks about women. Most political commentators scored the first presidential debate for Democrat Hillary

Clinton heads to New Hampshire with LGBT support and a tie in Iowa

There were some interesting LGBT moments in the days running up to Monday’s Iowa caucuses –caucuses in which Human Rights Campaign-endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton appears to have essentially split the vote with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and an early favorite

Kasich gets a small boost, but debate does little to change GOP standings

Republican presidential candidates’ responses on LGBT questions during the August 6 debate appear to have had very little impact on the candidates’ overall standings in the polls. Ohio Governor John Kasich, who won some positive commentary for his remark that

Summer Finale: ‘doing this stupid thing’

A Seventh Circuit panel grilled attorneys for Indiana and Wisconsin this week over their reasons for banning marriage for same-sex couples. The Supreme Court extended a stay last week on a Fourth Circuit decision that Virginia's ban on marriage for

Speed Read: Damned to hell

The state's final witness yesterday in a trial over Michigan's law banning same-sex couples from marrying told the court he thinks gays are eternally damned to hell. An Arizona state senator came out as gay this week. Four more men

ENDA appears to have 60 votes in Senate, but House not likely to budge

With one sentence, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid promised, during his remarks on the floor Monday, that he will bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to the Senate floor during the current Senate work period.