GOP quick to condemn President Obama’s immigration reform

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GOP lawmakers were quick to condemn President Barack Obama’s plan to dramatically increase deportation relief for an estimated 4.4 million undocumented immigrants, announced Thursday. In his speech Obama said, “The actions I’m taking are not only lawful, they’re the kinds of actions taken by every single Republican president and every Democratic president for the past [...]

Ohio married same-sex couples take their case back to the Supreme Court

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Same-sex marriage is heading back to the Supreme Court as married same-sex couples asked the Supreme Court Friday to hear their appeal of a recent appeals court ruling upholding Ohio’s ban on recognizing their marriages, which were granted in other states, reports Buzzfeed. “These cases are about love, from birth to death,” the lawyers for [...]

South Carolina Marriage Ban Struck Down

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Another same sex marriage ban has fallen.  The federal court has ruled the South Carolina marriage ban unconstitutional citing the rights of equal protection and dues process in the Fourteenth Amendment of the constitution. The decision is based upon the precedent set forth in the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to strike down [...]

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upholds marriage bans in MI, KY, TN, and OH

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Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit overturned lower court rulings that struck down Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee bans on marriage equality.  Until today, no state marriage ban had survived a federal circuit court ruling. What’s more, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an order last month allowing the [...]

Obama on the election: ‘Americans want their leaders to work as hard as they do’

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After a historic wave election that brought Republican control of the Senate and the largest GOP House majority since 1930, President Barack Obama pledged to work with Republican leaders Wednesday. Speaking to reporters from the East Room, Obama said, “Obviously, Republicans had a good night, and deserve credit for running good campaigns.” Obama continued, “What [...]

Peters, DeMaio Race Still Toss-up

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With 100% of the precincts reporting, the race for the 52nd District Congressional seat is still undecided. Republican challenger Carl DeMaio holds a narrow lead of 752 votes but the provisional and late mail-in votes still remain to be counted. Congressman Peters was in the position of DeMaio in 2012 when he defeated Congressman Brian [...]

Kansas same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional

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A federal judge today ruled against the ban on same-sex marriage in Kansas. The Washington Blade reports that U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree, an Obama appointee, issued a preliminary injunction against the enforcement on Kansas law prohibiting of marriage rights for same-sex couples. The injunction is warranted, Crabtree writes, because of legal precedent and because [...]

Apple CEO Comes Out

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After what has been the subject of much speculation, Apple CEO Tim Cook anounced that he is gay. In an opinion editorial in Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook says “I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.” Cook was reportedly hand selected by Steve Jobs to succeed [...]

Harvey Milk’s officially closes forever; some employees remain disgruntled

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Today the official closure of Harvey Milk’s American Diner was announced.  The online announcement, by owner Frank Lechner, stated that the diner was officially closed for good and that all the employees had been paid. LGBT Weekly reached out to Lechner for comment but he was unavailable at press time. LGBT Weekly did speak with [...]

Donna Frye unplugged on DeMaio

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Former City Councilwoman Donna Frye blasted Carl DeMaio in a press conference today describing the 52nd Congressional District candidate as a person who,  “… fails to comprehend the words humility, honesty and decency.” Frye, a Congressman Scott Peters supporter, said she did not plan to get publicly involved in any political campaign, but was dragged [...]

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