Tag Archives: Democrats

MISSOURI: Gov. Jay Nixon Orders All State Agencies To Comply With Obergefell

Yes, he’s a Democrat: Nixon says the order makes clear that local governments must comply with the ruling as well. One Missouri county, Schuyler, is still not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Nixon also called again on the Missouri legislature to pass the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act, which would bar discrimination against LGBT Missourians in employment, housing, and public accommodations. ...

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TONIGHT: Hillary Clinton Speaks To CNN

CNN reports: Hillary Clinton on Tuesday will give the first nationally televised interview of her presidential campaign to CNN senior political correspondent Brianna Keilar. The Democratic front-runner has largely stayed away from the press, only occasionally taking questions from reporters and granting interviews to local news outlets in early-voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire. But she hasn’t granted national ...

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REPORT: Biden Might Run For President

Via US News & World Report: Vice President Joe Biden has still not ruled out a 2016 presidential run and will make his intentions known by Aug. 1, according to two Democratic sources who have been in contact with his family. While the loss of his son, Beau Biden, last month paused any political planning by the vice president, the ...

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DNC Wins All The Trolling Points

“Today, Donald Trump became the second major Republican candidate to announce for president in two days. He adds some much-needed seriousness that has been previously lacking from the GOP field and we look forward to hearing more of his ideas for the nation.” – From the Democratic National Committee.

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LIVE VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Kicks Off Campaign On NYC’s Roosevelt Island

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Right-Wing PAC: Hillary Is Dishonest

America Rising PAC does opposition research for the GOP.

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Hillary Launches Gay Rights T-Shirt

From the campaign store: “In honor of 2011 International Human Rights Day, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared at the United Nations that ‘being LGBT does not make you less human….[G]ay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights.’ If you couldn’t give that a standing ovation then, let the world know you agree with this shirt.” It ...

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Lincoln Chafee To Unveil 2016 Bid Today

Via The Hill: Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee is set to enter the Democratic presidential field Wednesday afternoon, making a bid to become the foreign policy foil to front-runner Hillary Clinton. While the majority of presidential contenders launched their bids at large rallies in their home states, Chafee will announce his candidacy during a foreign policy speech at George ...

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Debbie Wasserman Shultz: Celebrate Pride With An Eye On Work Still To Be Done

“These Republican candidates want to take us backwards, undoing the progress we’ve fought so hard to secure. Jeb Bush has said that, ‘the institution of marriage is under attack in our society.’ Marco Rubio said one would need to have a ‘ridiculous and absurd reading of the U.S. Constitution’ to think same-sex couples have the right to marry. Rand Paul, ...

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Candidates React To Beau Biden’s Death

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Beau Biden Dies Of Cancer At Age 46

Former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, has died of brain cancer at the age of 46. The vice president has issued a statement: It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley Announces 2016 Presidential Bid

Watch it here.

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ALABAMA: House Kills LGBT Rights Bill

Via the Montgomery Advertiser: A House committee Wednesday killed a bill that would have banned discrimination against individuals based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Christopher England, D-Tuscaloosa [PHOTO], would have added the classes to state protections against discrimination in employment, housing, accommodations, financial transactions and voting. “I believe in order to protect those ...

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Quote Of The Day – Daniel O’Donnell

“As for many, there is a deeply personal element to this historic victory for me. I am very recognizably Irish-American, from my face to my name, but until these last few weeks, I have often felt that I don’t belong. Last month I was invited to Ireland by the Lawyers for Yes Campaign to help kick off the final weeks ...

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Joe Biden Celebrates Ireland, Calls On More Nations To Improve LGBT Rights

Vice President Joe Biden today published an op-ed in the Advocate, the Washington Blade, and the Irish Times in which he celebrates Ireland’s historic vote for same-sex marriage and calls on more nations to improve their own laws on LGBT rights. The White House provides us with the text: Last weekend, more than 1.2 million Irish voters took a courageous ...

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TEXAS: Hate Group Celebrates Democrat Who Revived “Defy SCOTUS” Bill

Earlier today Texas state Rep. Cecil Bell’s bill to super-triple-extra ban same-sex marriage was revived when it was attached as an amendment by Democratic state Sen. Eddie Lucio. Texas Values is so pleased that they’ve photoshopped Lucio into the photo of Bell cutting the “celebration” cake marking the tenth anniversary of the Texas ban on same-sex marriage. That anniversary doesn’t ...

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US Rep. Ted Lieu To Introduce Bill To Ban “Ex-Gay” Torture As Fraudulent Practice

Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: On Tuesday morning, Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu of California will introduce a federal bill to ban commercial efforts to change people’s sexual orientation or gender identity — often called conversion therapy. “The public views conversion therapy as quackery, as something that harms people,” Lieu told BuzzFeed News on Monday afternoon, just after landing back in ...

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Politico: The GOP Is Literally Dying Off

Via Politico: Since the average Republican is significantly older than the average Democrat, far more Republicans than Democrats have died since the 2012 elections. To make matters worse, the GOP is attracting fewer first-time voters. Unless the party is able to make inroads with new voters, or discover a fountain of youth, the GOP’s slow demographic slide will continue election ...

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Tweet Of The Day – The Democrats

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97% Of Liberal Dems Approve Of Obama

From the latest CNN survey: For the first time since May of 2013, more Americans polled say they have a positive impression of how Obama is handling the presidency than a negative one: 48% approve of the way Obama is handling his job, while 47% disapprove. As among young people, other shifts in Obama’s favor have come largely from the ...

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