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371546 07: U.S. Senate candidate and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, in black, waves to the crowd during the annual Gay Pride parade June 25, 2000 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)

Hillary Clinton’s Real Record On LGBT Rights

Yes, she was late in accepting marriage equality, but since then, she is really walking the walk.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Carson Campaign Demands Gay Soldiers Go Back In The Closet Lest They Get Too ‘Militant’ About It

Carson Campaign Demands Gay Soldiers Go Back In The Closet Lest They Get Too ‘Militant’ About It

Ben Carson’s campaign is in its death throes – and it’s spewing idiocy everywhere.

by Jameson Parker· · News
Bernie Sanders Takes Shot At Clinton On DOMA To Maddow: ‘That Just Wasn’t True’ (VIDEO)

Bernie Sanders Takes Shot At Clinton On DOMA To Maddow: ‘That Just Wasn’t True’ (VIDEO)

“It bothered me to hear Secretary Clinton saying ‘Well, what DOMA was about was to prevent something even worse.’ That just wasn’t true.”

by Sarah Burris· · News
Joe Biden Just Called Out The GOP On Their Homophobia (VIDEO)

Joe Biden Just Called Out The GOP On Their Homophobia (VIDEO)

In one of the top speeches of Biden’s tenure, the Vice President sounded like he was ready to run tonight.

by Sarah Burris· · Current Issues, News
Another LGBT Victory Looms As Military Prepares To Lift Ban On Transgender Soldiers

Another LGBT Victory Looms As Military Prepares To Lift Ban On Transgender Soldiers

In as few as six months, transgender people will be able to serve openly in the military. Cue RWNJ explosion in 3..2..1…

by Shannon Barber· · News
Chris Beck become Kristen Beck. The transition of the macho SEAL team sailor to female civilian is a story of courage and the breaking of stereotypes. @WJBDRadio

Defying Stereotypes: Navy SEAL Team 6 Soldier Comes Out As Transgender In Powerful New Book

For a culture that struggles even with the reality of homosexuality, ‘transgender’ will be impossible for some to understand. Beck’s book may change that.

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
After The Repeal Of DADT – LGBT People Are Still Second Class Military Personnel

After The Repeal Of DADT – LGBT People Are Still Second Class Military Personnel

There’s plenty in the memo for everyone, including civil rights advocates and right-wing Christian bigots, to hate.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
BREAKING: Secretary Of Defense Leon Panetta To End Ban On Women In Combat

BREAKING: Secretary Of Defense Leon Panetta To End Ban On Women In Combat

The end of the ban will herald a new era for the members of every branch of the military.

by The Rambling Fool· · News
Colin Powell: Hagel Will Be Confirmed As Secretary of Defense

Colin Powell: Hagel Will Be Confirmed As Secretary of Defense

The former four star general and Secretary of State is confident in Hagel’s chances.

by Tiffany Willis· · News
Todd Akin’s Last Hurrah: Let’s Neuter The Repeal Of ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’

Todd Akin’s Last Hurrah: Let’s Neuter The Repeal Of ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’

Perhaps Akin’s amendment will be passed in the final version, but it’s doubtful. It seems that anything that his name attached to it eventually fails.

by Wendi Petit· · News
Captain Matthew Phelps and Ben Schock after proposal at White House;  ABC News

Gay Marine Proposes At White House And Makes History

Captain Phelps emphasized that the proposal was only possible because of the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.’

by Lorraine Devon Wilke· · News
West Point Cadet Chapel Has First Same-Sex Marriage

West Point Cadet Chapel Has First Same-Sex Marriage

It was suggested to the happy couple that they marry at West Point because it was in New York, which legalized gay marriage in 2011.

by Justin Acuff (Isaacs)· · News
GOP Senate Candidate’s In-Laws Attack Him In Ad

GOP Senate Candidate’s In-Laws Attack Him In Ad

Ohio Senatorial candidate, Josh Mandel, is being attacked by his in-laws for his stance on gay marriage.

by Justin Acuff (Isaacs)· · News
Paul Ryan Brags – ‘I Voted To Send People To War’ [And 12 Of Obama’s Foreign Policy Accomplishments] (VIDEO)

Paul Ryan Brags – ‘I Voted To Send People To War’ [And 12 Of Obama’s Foreign Policy Accomplishments] (VIDEO)

The Romney/Ryan ticket has virtually no foreign policy experience and Romney’s greatest foreign accomplishment seems to be offending our allies.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Vote For Mitt Romney Because ‘He Isn’t Obama?’

Vote For Mitt Romney Because ‘He Isn’t Obama?’

Obviously you can continue to support Romney, that is your prerogative, but if your rationale for voting for Romney is ‘he’s not Obama,’ you open yourself up to questioning.

by David K. Sutton· · News
Virginia Rep. Who Voted Against Gay Judge Says ‘Sodomy Is Not A Civil Right’ (VIDEO)

Virginia Rep. Who Voted Against Gay Judge Says ‘Sodomy Is Not A Civil Right’ (VIDEO)

‘Dr. Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks never took an oath of office that they broke. Sodomy is not a civil right.’

by Kimberley Johnson· · News
Oklahoma GOP Trying To Ban Homosexuals From Serving In The National Guard

Oklahoma GOP Trying To Ban Homosexuals From Serving In The National Guard

When a pet GOP program is discredited just try, try again.

by Walt Dismay· · News
A Burning Question For Rick Santorum (VIDEO)

A Burning Question For Rick Santorum (VIDEO)

In this interview with Chris Wallace, Rick Santorum tried desperately hard to challenge Wallace’s assertion he is uses the same exact arguments against gays and lesbians in the military, as were used decades ago to keep the military segregated.

by Mitchell S. Gilbert· · News
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Discussing DADT, Rick Santorum Agrees With Argument Made In Favor Of Racial Segregation Of The Military

In a Sunday interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News, Rick Santorum found himself in a very uncomfortable position. Chris Wallace asked the GOP Presidential candidate about his intent to reinstate the discriminatory ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy that ended just last month.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
GOP Audience Boos Gay Soldier, Santorum Promises To Reinstate DADT

GOP Audience Boos Gay Soldier, Santorum Promises To Reinstate DADT

During the GOP Debate tonight in Orlando, Florida, a gay soldier named Steven Hill asked Rick Santorum a question about Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the policy that kept gay soldiers from serving openly until it was officially repealed on September 20th. The audience promptly booed Hill and Santorum failed to condemn the audience reaction.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News