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Joe Biden speaks at the HRC Gala

Biden Pushes for ENDA, Blasts Human Rights Abuses

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 23
At a Human Rights Campaign Gala this weekend in Los Angeles, Vice President Joe Biden delivered a powerful speech to 1,000 guests, putting the world on blast for human rights abuses by focusing on the floundering Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

The criminal probe has shone a spotlight on Fox, the nation’s first openly gay House speaker

Rhode Island Lawmakers Jockey to be House Speaker

POLITICS | By Erika Niedowski and Michelle R. Smith | Mar 23
Two legislators have emerged as candidates to replace RI’s first openly gay House Speaker Gordon Fox after he relinquished the House speakership following FBI raids on his home and office.

Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox speaks to a reporter as he emerges from his home

First Openly Gay RI House Speaker to Step Down After FBI Raids

POLITICS | By Erika Niedowski | Mar 22
Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox is resigning from his leadership post and will not run for re-election, he said Saturday, a day after federal and state authorities raided his Statehouse office and home.

Gay Mass. Congressional Contender Skips GOP Convention

Republican congressional candidate Richard Tisei (tih-SAY’) says he will skip this weekend’s state GOP convention because of the socially conservative platform the party’s state committee adopted.

Heather Mizeur

Mizeur Nets Democracy for America Endorsement

POLITICS | By John Riley | Mar 21
Democracy for America (DFA) on Wednesday announced it was throwing its support to Del. Heather Mizeur, who is seeking to become Maryland’s next governor.

Rep. Ron Sandack

Despite Risky Votes, Most Illinois Lawmakers Win

Several Illinois state lawmakers who cast tough votes on pensions and gay marriage fended off expensive primary challenges Tuesday.

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn

Unions, Groups ’All-In’ Illinois Governor’s Race

POLITICS | By Sara Burnett and Sophia Tareen | Mar 20
The candidates for Illinois governor laid out their vastly different visions Wednesday on how to revive the state’s lagging economy.

Susanne Atanus

’God is Super Angry’ Says Chicago Republican Primary Winner

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 19
A Chicago Republican, who made headlines earlier for blaming autism, dementia and tornados on the gay marriage and abortions, won her primary Tuesday.

Female supporters of Afghan vice presidential candidate, Habiba Sarabi and Afghan presidential candidate Zalmai Rassoul hold flags

Candidates Vie for Afghan Women’s Vote

POLITICS | By Kim Gamel | Mar 19
Afghan women were granted the right to vote in the constitution adopted after the U.S.-led coalition toppled the Taliban regime in late 2001. Now candidates are vying for those votes.

A gay-rights protester marches in the Idaho Capitol.

Former State Senator Hides in Statehouse Closet

Former state Sen. Nicole LeFavour hid in an Idaho Statehouse closet for more than five hours as part of her effort to persuade Republican lawmakers to update the Idaho Human Rights Act.