Tag Archives: MSNBC

Mizeur falls, Maloney hits a bump, but 9 out of 12 advance in primaries

Nine of 12 openly LGBT candidates won their primary races Tuesday; but, lesbian Maryland State Delegate Heather Mizeur was not one them. And U.S. Rep. Sean Maloney was bested by his Republican opponent in a head-to-head ballot for the Independence

Speed Read: ‘THE big moment’?

A three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals will this morning take up a challenge to Virginia's ban on same-sex couples marrying. Clay Aiken's chief rival for the Democratic nomination in the race for the U.S. House

Speed Read: ‘Raw nerves’ over book

Openly lesbian Massachusetts attorney general candidate Maura Healey racked up a string of endorsements recently from women’s PACS: EMILY’s List, Women’s Campaign Fund, Feminist Majority, and Barbara Lee. But openly gay Republican candidate for the U.S. House out of San

Supreme Court hearing on religious exemptions seems “deeply worrisome”

The implications of two U.S. Supreme Court cases argued Tuesday for LGBT people and for laws that seek to prevent discrimination against LGBT people were a big part of the political discourse Tuesday afternoon. Jenny Pizer, director of Lambda Legal’s

Speed Read: Thursday 12 December 2013

A survey shows 66 percent think Congress should pass ENDA. Maryland's lesbian gubernatorial hopeful gets some national exposure. India heads backwards on civil rights. Edith Windsor is a runner-up for Time Magazine's Person of the Year. And more...

Speed Read: Friday 18 October 2013

Oregon will recognize marriage licenses of same-sex couples married in other states. New Jersey Supreme Court could announce today whether it will stop marriages from happening Monday. MSNBC host explains why he's heading to Russia for a gig. California Attorney

Ginsburg on Roe: Is it a signal she’d curb a decision on marriage?

The LGBT community sees U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a likely vote for equal protection in the two pending major cases involving marriage for same-sex couples. But various mainstream media outlets recently jostled that confidence by noting that

Scalia: The reasonable and the absurd. Part 1: A tiny call for recusal despite a widespread presumption of bias

There was a tiny outcry in December for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to recuse himself from deliberating on the two marriage-related cases before the high court this session. It erupted mostly from liberal political bloggers after Associated Press

Biden: Pressuring Obama, or paving the way?

Responding earnestly to a question, Vice President Joe Biden has hoisted personal and legal support for same-sex marriages back into the presidential campaign.

Zero LGBT questions at one debate, a flood at another

There was a complete absence of questions about LGBT-related issues at last night’s (September 7) debate among eight of the announced Republican presidential candidates. That stood in stark contrast to just two days earlier (September 5).