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Victoria Jackson, a washed up comedienne on the campaign trail

Anti-Gay Ex-SNL Cast Member Gets Trounced in Local Election

POLITICS | By Bobby McGuire | Aug 8
The worlds of entertainment, gay rights and local politics scored a minor victory Thursday when former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Victoria Jackson was trounced in her bid to win a seat on the Williamson County Commission.

Seattle's City Council supports removing the ban

Seattle City Council Backs End to Gay Blood Donation Ban

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 7
The City Council of Seattle, Washington, unanimously backed a repeal of America's longstanding ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood.

63 Texas GOPs Liken Gay Marriage to Pedophilia, Polygamy & Incest

POLITICS | By EDGE | Aug 7
A court brief that links same-sex marriage to incest, polygamy and pedophilia that was signed by 63 Texas GOP lawmakers was filed Monday. It calls upon the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Actress Cheryl Hines walks across a lawn to the tent where her wedding to Robert F. Kennedy Jr., will take place in Hyannis Port, Mass. on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. (

RFK Jr., Actress Hines Wed at Kennedy Compound

POLITICS | Aug 3
Robert Kennedy Jr. and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" actress Cheryl Hines are now husband and wife.

Sen. Vincent Sheheen

S.C. Gubernatorial Candidate: Time to Stop Defending Marriage Ban

POLITICS | Aug 3
Gov. Nikki Haley's Democratic challenger says South Carolina should "pause" in defending against a legal challenge to the state's gay marriage ban, while a Republican state Senate leader says he believes the end of the ban is inevitable.

Toni Atkins

Tony Atkins Briefly Became CA's First Out Governor

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Aug 1
California State Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D), who is gay, served as the state's governor for about 8 hours while those Democratic officials above her in the line of succession were traveling outside of the state.

Suing Obama: GOP-Led House Gives the Go-Ahead

POLITICS | By Alan Fram | Jul 31
A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority.

Log Cabin Republicans Join GOP Mayors in Support of ENDA

POLITICS | By EDGE | Jul 30
Today Log Cabin Republicans announced a robust list of influential Republican Mayors from across the country who support passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

President Barack Obama, surrounded by members of Congress and Jeanne White-Ginder, mother of Ryan White

Ryan White's Mother Visits D.C., Urges Congress to Maintain Commitment

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 30
On June 30, Jeanne White-Ginder -- the mother of Ryan White -- returned to D.C. to remind lawmakers of the continued importance of maintaining and fully funding the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.

Former Gov. Charlie Crist

Crist Announces First Day Policies if Elected

POLITICS | Jul 29
Former Gov. Charlie Crist says he will sign five executive orders on his first day back in office if he's elected in November.