Tag Archives: Democrats

Dem Platform Draft Endorses ENDA

More good news on the proposed Democratic platform. Chris Geidner has the draft language: We know that putting America back to work is job one, and we are committed to ensuring Americans do not face employment discrimination. We support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act because people should not be fired based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. President Obama and ...

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Democrats Release Proposed Language For Convention Marriage Equality Plank

As always, Chris Geidner has the scoop: We support the right of all families to have equal respect, responsibilities, and protections under the law. We support marriage equality and support the movement to secure equal treatment under law for same-sex couples. We also support the freedom of churches and religious entities to decide how to administer marriage as a religious ...

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True Christians Can’t Be Democrats

“At the Democratic Convention they will be spitting in the face of every Bible believing Christian in America. They will be saying, ‘we don’t care what you think, what you believe, or what the Bible or the God of the Bible says. We know better than God’. The Democrat Party has turned its back on Christians. It is time to ...

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ILLINOIS: Wife Of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Discusses His Depression Hospitalization

After speculations about a suicide attempt and Republican demands that he explain his long absence from Congress, yesterday the wife of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) lifted her family’s “news blackout” on his condition. Jackson’s whereabouts had been undisclosed for almost two months and only last week was it revealed that he is at Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic. In an exclusive ...

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Roll Call Moves Massachusetts Homocon Vs Democrat House Race To Toss-Up

On Monday I reported about the U.S. House candidacy of openly gay former Massachusetts state Sen. Richard Tisei, who is working to unseat scandal-plagued eight-term Democrat John Tierney. Today Tisei’s camp issued an ecstatic press release noting that Roll Call has now moved the MA-6 district into the toss-up category. A bigger version of the above map is here. Two ...

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Pat Robertson: Marriage Equality Will Mean The End Of The Democratic Party

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Barney Frank: The Democratic Platform Draft Includes Support For Marriage

Chris Johnson has big news at the Washington Blade: The Democratic Party platform drafting committee approved on Sunday language endorsing same-sex marriage in addition to other pro-LGBT positions as part of the Democratic Party platform, according to two sources familiar with the drafting process. Retiring gay Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), who sits on the committee, told the Washington Blade on ...

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Dems Slam GOP Candidates On Taxes

Ay que bitchy! The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has created the same ad for more a dozen other GOP candidates.

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NY Senate: Gay Vs Gay-Friendly

Two Democrats are running to fill the seat of openly gay NY Sen. Tom Duane, who is retiring after a distinguished career highlighted by last year’s passage of marriage equality. One of those running for Duane’s West Village seat is Brad Hoylman (above right), who is openly gay, engaged and the father of a 18-month old. His opponent, Tom Greco, ...

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No Dem Convention For World Net Daily

“This decision by the DNC is clearly a political one. The Democrats know there are only a few media outlets in the country watchdogging them with a critical eye as to their frequent abuse of the Constitution. They don’t want any hard-hitting questions asked at their dog-and-pony show. They are only interested in presenting a well-staged, choreographed extravaganza without any ...

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First Lady Launches Voter Initiative

Michelle Obama warns that that this election “will be even closer than the last one” and that the tipping point could be in the hands of “just a few thousand people in one state.”

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DNC Head: Marriage Will Be On Platform

Democratic National Committee head Debbie Wasserman-Shultz says that she believes marriage equality will be on the national party platform. Via Philadelphia Gay News: “I expect marriage equality to be a plank in the national party platform. President Obama has declared his support for it … Now, our platform committee process is a people-powered process. We have a platform committee and ...

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60 House Democrats Fail To Sign On To Court Challenge To Overturn DOMA

Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: One third of House Democrats broke with their leaders today and kept their names off a brief urging a federal appeals court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, which limits federal recognition of marriages to those between one man and one woman. The majority of Democrats joined House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s argument, ...

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TONIGHT: Massachusetts Democrats Rally To Thank Late Senator Ted Kennedy

The Wall Street Journal reports: The Massachusetts Democratic Party has invited supporters to gather at 8 tonight at the historic Boston Common to say, “Thank you, Teddy and celebrate today’s Supreme Court ruling!” “Teddy,” of course, refers to the late Edward Kennedy, a longtime Democratic Massachusetts senator who called providing health care for all, the nation’s great “unfinished business.” “Today, ...

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Democrats Celebrate

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Wisconsin Dems Endorse Marriage

Add another state to the growing list. Wisconsin Democrats are calling for marriage equality in their 2012 platform. The platform reads: “We support marriage equality for all couples.” Under party rules, each congressional district convention can forward 10 resolutions to the state convention and the resolutions adopted by delegates to the state convention form the basis of the party’s platform. ...

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TEXAS: State Democratic Party Adds Marriage Equality To Official Platform

After yesterday’s post about Montana, I got numerous emails alerting me that the Texas Dems had just done the same. The Dallas Voice has the text of the platform plank: Texas Democrats join President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in calling for and affirming equal rights including marriage equality for all Americans. We, along with our President and ...

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MONTANA: State Democratic Party Places Marriage Equality In Official Platform

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Rep. Tammy Baldwin Speaks At Netroots

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John Edwards Found Not Guilty

Not guilty on one count, deadlocked on the five others.

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