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Republicans Rallying Behind 'Religious Liberty'

POLITICS | By Steve Peoples | Sep 26
Prospective Republican presidential candidates are expected to promote "religious liberty" at home and abroad at a gathering of religious conservatives, rebuking an unpopular President Barack Obama while skirting divisive social issues.

Ad Urges RNC Chair to Denounce Upcoming Hate Groups' Event

POLITICS | By EDGE | Sep 24
Does RNC Chair Reince Priebus have the clout to ask fans of GOP superstars Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann and Mike Huckabee, to miss seeing their idols by skipping this weekend's anti-gay hate group sponsored Value Voters Summit?

Pa. Senator Comes Out During Conference on LGBT Crimes

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 23
A Pennsylvania state senator came out as gay during a Tuesday conference on LGBT hate crimes, held in the wake of the recent attack against a same-sex couple.

Citing Joan Rivers Death, Rick Perry Backs Abortion Clinic Law

POLITICS | Sep 22
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday invoked comedian Joan Rivers' death at a surgical clinic while defending a law he signed that would close the majority of abortion facilities in the nation's second-most populous state.

'Tranny' and 'Gay' Joke Didn't Offend Pres: Obama Pens Letter Praising Rivers

POLITICS | By EDGE | Sep 21
In a recent marathon length edition of E! network's "Fashion Police," Melissa Rivers, daughter to the late actress comedienne spoke with hosts about a letter of condolence she received from the White House following her mother's death

Election Year Politics Complicate Passage of Michigan Anti-Discrimination Law

POLITICS | Sep 21
For almost a year, advocates of prohibiting discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender identity geared their strategy to this month.

Result of Scottish Independence Vote Predicted by Grindr

POLITICS | By EDGE | Sep 19
GPS driven hook-up app Grindr has proven to be an effective tool on a variety of fronts, ranging from setting up a last minute lunchtime tryst, to finding converts to Christianity. Could political forecasting be next?

Teen GOP Candidate Quits Race After More Homophobic, Racist Comments Emerge

POLITICS | By EDGE | Sep 17
The career of homophobic GOP enfant terrible, Jacob Dorsey appears to be over as more anti-gay and racist social media comments surface.

Slightly Conflicting Account of Palin Brawl Emerges

POLITICS | By EDGE | Sep 16
An unnamed source close to the Palin family gave their account of the September 6 'brawl heard 'round the world' involving Alaska's former first family.

Kazakhstan Politician Wants Blood Test for Gay 'Degenerates'

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 16
A politician from Kazakhstan claims that "blood tests for degeneratism" can weed out gays, and that homosexuality should be made illegal.