Tag Archives: GLBT Rights

News: Food Stamps, Labor Unions, Gay Rights

FOOD STAMPS Congress passes $8.7 billion food stamp cut: “It’s official: 850,000 households across the country are set to lose an average of $90 per month in food stamp benefits. “The Senate on Tuesday voted 68-32 to send the 2014 Farm … Continue reading

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ENDA Senate passes Employment Non-Discrimination Act: “The Senate passed a historic piece of gay rights legislation Thursday that would ban workplace discrimination against gay and transgender employees, another milestone victory for a gay rights movement that has been gaining favor in … Continue reading

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News: Women’s and GLBT Rights, Campaign Finance

WOMEN’S RIGHTS Courts block anti-choice laws in several states: “Although the Texas abortion law has not yet been challenged judicially, similar legislation from other states has — and the outcomes are reassuring. According to Bloomberg, eight laws have been temporarily … Continue reading

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News: GLBT Rights, Sequestration, Right-Wing Groups

GAY RIGHTS IN RUSSIA Gay activists worldwide urge boycott of Russian products in protest against radical Russian anti-gay laws: “Over the past several weeks, the reality of what it means to be an LGBT individual living in Russia has come to … Continue reading

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News: Women’s Rights, Supreme Court, Budget Cuts

WOMEN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE Radical Texas anti-abortion bill falls after marathon 13-hour challenge: “Hundreds of jeering protesters helped stop Texas lawmakers from passing one of the toughest abortion measures in the country, shouting down Senate Republicans and forcing them to miss … Continue reading

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News: Political Nonprofits, Obama’s Counties, Russia Opposes Gays

POLITICAL NONPROFITS UNDER FIRE: “Tax-exempt groups that spent hundreds of millions on the 2012 elections without disclosing their donors have stirred no response from federal regulators but have drawn the ire of state officials who are moving aggressively to restrict … Continue reading

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Presidential Election 2012: Obama Re-Elected

OBAMA WINS RE-ELECTION: “President Barack Obama has won reelection, defeating Republican Mitt Romney by a wide margin in the Electoral College after a savagely negative and historically expensive race fought against a backdrop of near-8 percent unemployment.” — POLITICO 11/6/12 DEMOCRATS KEEP SENATE, … Continue reading

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News: Romney Adds Ryan, DNC Platform, Tom DeLay

ROMNEY ADDS PAUL RYAN AS GOP VP: “Mitt Romney introduced Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate on Saturday at a spirited rally in Norfolk, Va., bringing to his side one of the party’s young conservative leaders in … Continue reading

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News: Twitter Political Index, DNC Platform, Tom DeLay

TWITTER LAUNCHES POLITICAL INDEX: “The ‘Twitter Political Index,’ launched Wednesday by Twitter, tracks enthusiasm levels for President Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney based on an average of 2 million tweets a week that mention the candidates.” — USA … Continue reading

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News: GOP Repealing Health Care & Demonizing Single Parents; Barney Frank

GOP ATTEMPTS TO REPEAL OBAMACARE: “The economy may be struggling to create enough jobs to keep up with population growth, but Republicans are busy drafting legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act — a law which the Supreme Court upheld … Continue reading

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