Tag Archives: Ken Mehlman

GOP Leaders To SCOTUS: Yes To Marriage

From Time Magazine: The amicus brief, organized by former Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman, was filed for the four same-sex marriage cases the Court will hear on April 28 that could legalize the unions nationwide. In 2013, Mehlman marshaled a similar effort for the case that overturned California’s Proposition 8, which had banned same-sex marriage in the state. Among ...

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Freedom To Marry Celebrates 10 Years

Last night I attended the tenth anniversary celebration of Freedom To Marry. The evening included a performance by Tony winner Laura Benanti and a gorgeous short film based on a new poem by Richard Blanco, who read his work at Obama’s 2012 inauguration. (The film will debut at Cannes next month.) Pictured above: CNN commentator Margaret Hoover,  Freedom To Marry ...

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Homocons Co-Sign Statement Denouncing “Punishment” Of Mozilla’s Former CEO

A coalition of well-known homocons and others today released a public statement on the resignation of former Mozilla CEO Brandon Eich. The statement is titled, “Freedom To Marry, Freedom To Dissent: Why We Must Have Both.” An excerpt: Is opposition to same-sex marriage by itself, expressed in a political campaign, beyond the pale of tolerable discourse in a free society? ...

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Out Issues Power 50 Ranking

Out Magazine today published its eighth annual ranking of the 50 most powerful LGBT people in the United States.  Here’s a bit of the list. 1. Ellen DeGeneres 2. Tim Cook 3. Rachel Maddow 4. Sen. Tammy Baldwin 5. Glenn Greenwald 6. Ryan Murphy 7. Neil Patrick Harris 8. Andy Cohen 9. Michael Sam 10. Robin Roberts Homocon billionaire Peter ...

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UTAH: GOP Pols File Pro-Gay Marriage Brief With Tenth Circuit Court

Via Chris Geidner at Buzzfeed: Several prominent Western-state conservatives and Republicans — led by former Sen. Alan Simpson — urged the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday to strike down bans on same-sex couples’ marriages in Utah and Oklahoma. Modeled after the briefing at the Supreme Court last year, the brief filed Tuesday aims to convince the court that the ...

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Out’s 100 Most Eligible Bachelors

Out Magazine has published its annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors list and while bear icon/PA state Rep. Brian Sims is on the list…so is Ken Mehlman.  Also featured: Jason Collins, Mo Rocca, Nate Silver, and Ricky Martin. UPDATE: Out is asking readers to vote on their favorites. Sims is currently in second place behind Adam Lambert.

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Homocons Join GOP Prop 8 Brief

Yesterday we learned that about 75 GOP figures had signed onto a joint Supreme Court brief supporting the overturn of Prop 8.  Today we get the full list of names and note that a number of  well-known homocons have signed on. Most notable, of course, is that the brief itself bears the name of former RNC chairman Ken Mehlman, the ...

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Outed Homophobes: The Supercut

Via Towleroad, here’s a compilation of some of the most notorious homophobes who have been outed in recent years.

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POLITICO: Mitt Romney Wanted Homocon Ken Mehlman To Lead His Campaign

In a lengthy piece titled How Mitt Romney Stumbled, which slams his campaign chief Stuart Stevens, yesterday Politico claimed that at one time Romney wanted former RNC chairman Ken Mehlman to have the job. Politico’s brief mention of Mehlman: POLITICO has learned when Romney was gearing up for his 2012 run, he made never-before-reported overtures to Ken Mehlman, the manager ...

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Ken Mehlman Apologizes For First Time

“At a personal level, I wish I had spoken out against the effort. As I’ve been involved in the fight for marriage equality, one of the things I’ve learned is how many people were harmed by the campaigns in which I was involved. I apologize to them and tell them I am sorry. While there have been recent victories, this ...

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Log Cabin Head R. Clark Cooper And Ken Mehlman To Co-Host Boehner Fundraiser

Log Cabin Republicans head R. Clark Cooper and former RNC chairman Ken Mehlman will be co-hosts of a fundraiser to reelect GOP House Speaker John Boehner. Why would two self-proclaimed supporters of LGBT rights work to maintain the regime of the man who has vowed to thwart the overturn of DOMA and who recently tripled the legal budget to do ...

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Architect Of Anti-Gay State Amendments Named To Out Magazine’s “Out 100”

Because Ken Mehlman finally came out as a millionaire gay banker and then played a “quietly instrumental role” in New York’s marriage equality battle, the folks at Out Magazine have forgiven his days as the head of the Republican National Committee, where he orchestrated numerous successful statewide campaigns to demonize and make illegal the lives and loves of LGBT people. ...

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Ken Mehlman Confronted Over Past

Activist Jon Winkleman tried to get former RNC chair Ken Mehlman to own up to his role in numerous anti-gay campaigns, but Mehlman wasn’t having it. Clip description: I ran into Bush’s former RNC Chair Ken Mehlman who oversaw the anti-LGBT campaigns and ballot questions Bush used as wedge issues and to throw red meat to his base. Mehlman claims ...

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Ken Mehlman: Why Republicans Should Support Same-Sex Marriage

Yeah, that’s nice now. But don’t ever for one minute forget Mehlman’s leadership role in the many anti-gay marriage referendums that swept the nation during his tenure as head of the Republican National Committee.

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Ken Mehlman Speaks To GOProud

Just posted to GOProud’s YouTube channel is this clip of the repulsive Ken Mehlman speaking at Saturday’s fundraiser in the DC home of former Cheney staffer Mary Matalin. Mehlman: “We must follow the tradition of what GOProud is doing, which is to say, ‘We will define conservatism by what your mind tells you, not by arbitrary characteristics that you were ...

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Photo Of The Day – Mehlman & Matalin

Former RNC chairman (and 21st century Roy Cohn) Ken Mehlman attended Saturday’s GOProud fundraiser in the home of former Dick Cheney adviser Mary Matalin. GOProud has posted dozens of photos.

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Keith Olbermann Mocks Ken Mehlman

In a piece parodying that ridiculous phone call to Anita Hill by the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Keith Olbermann used Ken Mehlman as example of some other people who have no right to apologies.

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HomoConQuotable – Charles Winecoff

“Like slavery in America, there is no moving on from gay Republicanism. Robert ‘KKK’ Byrd can be forgiven. Jim ‘I-am-a-gay-American-cheating-on-my-wife’ McGreevey can be forgiven. Dean, Clinton, and Obama can be forgiven for their hollow promises to the LGBT community. Hell, even Fidel Castro can be forgiven for his homosexual re-education camps. And, of course, it wouldn’t be ‘nice’ to criticize ...

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NEW YORK: Quisling Ken Mehlman Backs “Pro-Family” GOP U.S. House Candidate

Newly out and still not sorry for damaging the lives of millions of LGBT Americans, Quisling Ken Mehlman is co-hosting a fundraiser for Randy Altschuler, the “family values” candidate for the U.S. House on Long Island. Altschuler, who has also been endorsed by Newt Gingrich, says that his family values will have the “single greatest influence” on his voting record, ...

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HomoQuotable – Rich Tafel

“It pisses me off that people will put their ambition ahead of the truth, and then, when it’s convenient, play the gay card and hope that everybody [can] raise money and get money and then expect everybody to say, ‘Everything is great.’ You do have to show moral courage in coming out when you work in politics. And if the ...

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