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Speaker Boehner Backing Openly Gay Republican Candidates

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 7
After promising last year that he would support openly gay Republican candidates, Speaker John Boehner is following through by backing Carl DeMaio and Richard Tisei.

Gay Marriage Debate Splinters GOP into 3 Camps

POLITICS | By David Crary | Oct 6
As same-sex marriage cases cascade through the federal courts, Republican politicians find themselves awkwardly split into three camps.

2 Officials Resign in Porn Office Emails Case

POLITICS | By Peter Jackson and Marc Levy | Oct 3
Two top state officials resigned Thursday in the growing scandal surrounding office emails containing pornography in the Pennsylvania attorney general's office.

'Society's Changing': Is Rand Paul Softening His Position on Gay Marriage?

Is Rand Paul's position on same sex marriage evolving? Yes? No? Huh?

Calif. 1st State to Ban 'Gay Panic Defense' in Court

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 1
California has become the first U.S. state to ban the "gay panic defense" that defendants have successfully used in court to get out of murdering or assaulting the LGBT community.

Texas Rep. Compares Gay Marriage to Cancer

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 1
Texas' GOP state representative recently compared gay marriage to cancer, and said that gay people shouldn't marry because they can't have children, comparing it to the losing streak of the Phoenix Suns -- but one that would never end.

Ark. Gov. Names Special Justice for Gay Marriage Case

Gov. Mike Beebe has named a retired judge from Harrison to fill in as a special justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court in the lawsuit challenging the state's gay marriage ban.

Roundup: Top 5 Ridiculous Comments From Values Voter Summit

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 30
Sarah Palin's 1400 Pennsylvania Ave gaff wasn't the only stupid thing said at the Values Voter Summit podium this week. Here's our round-up of the top 5 anti-gay statements.

EQCA Expands to National Work

POLITICS | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Sep 28
The statewide lobbying group that has long focused on enacting laws protecting LGBTs in California is expanding to a national scope as a new executive director takes charge.

Sarah Palin Says White House is Located at 1400 Pennsylvania Ave.

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 28
If Sarah Palin was ever elected to the nation's highest office, she'd never find her way home.