Tag Archives: Tammy Baldwin

Baldwin advances up Democratic leadership

The U.S. Senate’s only openly LGBT member earned a leadership spot Wednesday, as Senate Democrats re-organize following the November 8 election. Shortly after his election Wednesday as Senate Democrats’ new Minority Leader, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York announced

Democratic convention: ‘A home for ourselves’

The Democratic National Convention had its controversies this week, including a few boos for Barney Frank, but LGBT delegates and audiences saw a much friendlier atmosphere for their issues and concerns than at the Republican National Convention.

Democrats in Philadelphia: A guide to watching the “gayest ever” convention

DNC LGBT Caucus Chair Earl Fowlkes says that, among other things, he's "very hopeful" there will be an openly LGBT speaker during prime time television coverage of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Sanders, Cruz prevail in Wisconsin; Log Cabin ponders convention options

A high turnout of Republicans gave Ted Cruz a boost in Wisconsin but also secured a 10-year stint on the Wisconsin Supreme Court for a judicial candidate who had referred to gays as "degenerates" and the feminist movement as being

President signs historic executive order

President Obama this morning (July 21) signed a long-sought executive order prohibiting contractors who do business with the federal government from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and adding to existing protection (which includes sexual orientation) for federal

Speed Read: Big LGBT primary day

Ten openly LGBT candidates have primary races today --most in Maryland, including lesbian House Delegate Heather Mizeur who's running for governor. National Security Advisor Susan Rice will speak to an LGBT forum at the White House today. And U.S. Senator

Speed Read: Eyes on exemptions

A federal judge in Pennsylvania denied a county clerk's request to serve as intervenor and appeal the judge's decision striking down the state's law against same-sex couples marrying. Senator Orrin Hatch says he hopes President Obama's executive order against discrimination

Speed Read: No appeal, Keystone is 19

In a surprise development, Pennsylvania's Republican Governor Tom Corbett announced Wednesday he would not appeal a federal district court decision striking down the state's ban on same-sex couples marrying. New Jersey's Republican Governor Chris Christie reappointed the state supreme court

Speed Read: Let us eat bologna!

A federal judge in Ohio today is expected to issue his formal ruling, striking down that state's ban on same-sex couples marrying. Senator Baldwin is fighting for the right to call bologna bologna. And Rep. Kyrsten Sinema will run the

Speed Read: Health alert in L.A.

LGBT RALLY FOR VETO: LGBT groups will hold a rally on the lawn of the State Capitol in Jackson, Mississippi, at noon CDT today, in protest over the passage of a religious bias bill by the state legislature Tuesday. The