Tag Archives: Tammy Baldwin

Speed Read: Hobby or agenda?

The Hobby Lobby chain seeking a religious exemption at the U.S. Supreme Court last week funds an organization that is funneling millions of dollars to smaller groups "to advance an agenda that would allow businesses to discriminate against gays and

Speed Read: Rice calls Uganda

White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice posted several messages on Twitter Monday, saying that she spoke “at length” with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni “to urge him not to sign” the anti-LGBT bill. Alaska warms to marriage for gay couples.

2013: The movement’s most successful year

Even before the year began, everyone knew what the big news story for 2013 would be. In December 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear two high-profile cases testing the right of the federal government to treat same-sex married

Speed Read: Wednesday 4 December 2013

Barney Frank's supporting openly gay Rep. Mike Michaud for governor of Maine. Openly gay D.C. Councilman David Catania is considering a run for mayor of Washington, D.C. Olympic skater Johnny Weir apologizes for calling anti-Russia activists "idiots." And more....

Speed Read: Wednesday 20 November 2013

Today, President Obama awards the Medal of Freedom posthumously to gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin and the first American woman in space, Sally Ride. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signs the state's marriage equality bill. And a prominent Maine activist

Speed Read: LGBT Congressional Caucus

Here's a quick look at what the seven openly LGBT members of the U.S. House and one openly lesbian member of the U.S. Senate have been focused on lately.

Exemption fight looms over ENDA vote

A dark cloud is hovering over the Employment Non-Discrimination Act just as the U.S. Senate is poised, on Thursday afternoon, to pass the legislation for the first time in the measure’s 19-year history. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid moved Wednesday afternoon

Speed Read: Monday 28 October 2013

The Hawaii legislature's special session starts today with a hearing on a marriage equality bill which the senate is expected to pass Wednesday. GLAD legal director Gary Buseck warns against LGBT complacency. Author of landmark marriage decision lavishes praise on

Speed Read: Wednesday 9 October 2013

The International Olympic Committee's new president is side-stepping the giant gap in the IOC's non-discrimination policy. Senator Tammy Baldwin wins a gold medal of sorts in the Senate. Anti-gay activist Tony Perkins gets a boost for a threatened Congressional bid.

Reid: ‘Sit down and shut up’

The U.S. Senate’s first and only openly gay member was presiding over the august body August 1 when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took the unprecedented tact of telling his colleagues to “sit down and shut up.”