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John Boehner criticized for giving space to anti-gay group

Gay-rights groups challenged House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, after he secured meeting space in the U.S. Capitol to a group that strongly supports Russia’s laws against “homosexual propoganda.” Continue reading

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With AIDS funding at risk, Boehner triples budget to defend DOMA

Today I got an “action alert” email from AIDS United and AIDS Interfaith Network, urging me to call my senators and representatives today and urge them to vote against any legislation that would create drastic cuts in federal funds for … Continue reading

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Tom Leppert now in minority of Republicans who will only tolerate ‘homosexuals’ if they’re single

Tom Leppert fraternizes with the queers in Dallas. A poll released Wednesday by Public Policy Polling shows that a majority of Republicans nationwide — 51 percent — now support either marriage or civil unions for same-sex couples. As Public Policy … Continue reading

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Sacrificial goats must keep fighting

The right wing scapegoats LGBTs, sacrificing our rights on their altar of power. The goats have to keep fighting back if we want equality HARDY HABERMAN  |  Flagging Left Land of the free and home of the brave? Maybe not. … Continue reading

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What’s Brewing: House to spend $500K or more on DOMA defense; majority back gay marriage

Timothy O’Hare Your weekday morning blend from Instant Tea: 1. The Dallas Morning News (paid subscription required) has an extensive recap in today’s edition of the controversy over a Gay Straight Alliance at R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton. As … Continue reading

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What’s Brewing: House taps former Bush SG to defend DOMA; gay blog Queerty shuts down

Paul Clement Your weekday morning blend from Instant Tea: 1. House Republicans tapped former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement, who served for three years during the Bush administration, to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court. And Speaker John … Continue reading

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What’s Brewing: Boehner defends House hearing on ‘defending marriage’; civil unions in Delaware

Your weekday morning blend from Instant Tea: 1. A U.S. House subcommittee is holding a hearing this morning on “defending marriage.” Republican House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday defended the hearing as a “legitimate” use of government resources. Those scheduled … Continue reading

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Lawmakers to file DOMA repeal Wednesday

Federal District Judge Joseph Tauro in Massachusetts has ruled — in two separate cases, no less — that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. President Barack Obama has said that DOMA is unconstitutional and the Justice Department, under … Continue reading

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What’s Brewing: NY marriage equality, Bullying, Defending DOMA

Your weekday morning blend from Instant Tea: Joel Burns 1. Marriage equality moved a step closer in New York yesterday when Gov. Andrew Cuomo met with supporters. Bills have passed the Assembly three times but failed in the Senate. Five … Continue reading

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Boehner says House will defend DOMA

Speaker John Boehner Republican Speaker John Boehner says House leaders will appoint a lawyer to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court, in the wake of President Barack Obama’s decision to no longer do so. “It is regrettable that … Continue reading

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