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File Photo: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., left, confers with Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., right, following a weekly House GOP strategy session, at the Capitol, Tuesday, May 8, 2012.  (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite/ AP Photo)

Anti-abortion bill goes before all-male House panel. Déjà vu, anyone?

05/23/13 03:37PM

House lawmakers considered yet another anti-abortion bill on Thursday, this one courtesy of Arizona Rep. Trent Franks—whose earlier works included a bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy for anyone living in the District of Columbia. Since that bill drew fire from D.C. residents and never made it to the House floor... read more

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A polygamy problem? Rumsfeld on marriage equality

05/22/13 08:09PM

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld couldn’t say whether or not he supported marriage equality in an interview this week with Larry King, but he did suggest that allowing gay couples to marry could kind of, sort of, lead to polygamy.... read more

Sarah Wudyka's first grade class in Tampa, Florida.

Share your #MessageForMoore

05/22/13 10:46AM

After one of the deadliest tornadoes in history tore through the Oklahoma town of Moore on Monday, millions of people from all over the world sent messages of love and support.... read more

A photograph of the late Mark Carson, a 32-year-old gay man who was shot and killed on May 17 at the corner of 6th Avenue and West 8th Street, sits amid flowers in a makeshift memorial at the site of his murder in New York City May 20, 2013. Greenwich...

NYC hate crime rocks LGBT community

05/20/13 05:28PM

In a year when LGBT advocates stand to make the most significant strides for equality since the birth of the modern gay rights movement, an apparent hate crime just blocks away from where the struggle began serves as a stark reminder that the battle is not over.... read more

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. March 14, 2013. (Photo by Cliff Owen/AP)

Harry Reid says his niece is gay, raising hopes for ENDA

05/16/13 06:19PM

LGBT advocates got some encouragement from Sen. Harry Reid on Wednesday about the prospects of a bill designed to protect gay and transgender employees from workplace discrimination. Reid didn’t exactly guarantee that he would put the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) to a Senate vote this year, but he did disclose in an interview with... read more

File Photo: James Carville makes a point on Meet the Press February 17, 2002. (Photo by: Alex Wong/Getty Images).

James Carville outlines scandal-survival plan for President Obama

05/16/13 02:58PM

Beset by scandal and mired in criticism, President Obama now searches for a solution to salvage his ambitious second-term agenda and presidential legacy. In what could be considered a silver lining, however, the 44th president has more than a few predecessors to look to for guidance. 
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Former RNC state director Pablo Pantoja says he switched from Republican to Democrat because of “culture of intolerance.” (Photo courtesy Pablo Pantoja)

'Culture of intolerance?' More like 'sour grapes,' says RNC

05/15/13 02:59PM

The Republican National Committee is pushing back against flak it received after the committee’s former Florida director in charge of Latino outreach said he was leaving the GOP because of its “culture of intolerance.” 
 RNC Communications Director Sean Spicer on Wednesday called the incident a case of “sour grapes.” 
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