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LGBT candidates, allies win big in Texas primary

Openly LGBT candidates and the community’s allies swept the Texas Democratic primary Tuesday, winning the party’s nomination while others made it into runoffs.

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Are political leaders really paying any attention?

Spend just a little time paying attention to the news coming out of Washington, D.C. — or any state capitol, or any city hall — and you’ll probably wonder, as I do, if anyone in the “halls of power” actually … Continue reading

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Senate confirms gay U.S. attorney for W. Texas

The U.S. Senate confirmed Robert Lee Pitman (right), an openly gay man, as U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas on Monday. Pitman is believed to be the first openly gay U.S. attorney in Texas, but he is not … Continue reading

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WATCH: The DOMA debate 15 years before Sen. Cornyn skipped Wednesday’s hearing on repeal

Sen. John Cornyn, a member of the Judiciary Committee, skipped Wednesday’s hearing on the Respect for Marriage Act. ThinkProgress has posted the below compilation of some of the hateful comments made on the House floor during debate of the Defense … Continue reading

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Don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t ever forget the anti-gay bigots who voted against repealing DADT

The impending end of “don’t ask, don’t tell” doesn’t change the fact that Texas’ two anti-gay senators, Republicans John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison, voted against repealing the policy. The beauty of the standalone bill to repeal DADT, aside from … Continue reading

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John Cornyn calls DADT repeal ‘a disgrace’

John Cornyn, shown wearing his favorite hat, is a disgrace to Texas. Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn thinks it’s a disgrace that gay servicemembers will no longer have to lie about who they are. Cornyn, perhaps best known to the … Continue reading

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Senate votes to repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

John Wright  |  Online Editor In a landmark victory for gay rights, the U.S. Senate gave final approval Saturday afternoon to a bill repealing the military’s 17-year-old ban on open service. The bill, which passed the House earlier in the … Continue reading

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John Cornyn to vote for DADT repeal?

Sen. John Cornyn Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn’s decision to accept an award from Log Cabin Republicans — the gay GOP group — in October was likely designed primarily to drum up votes and money in advance of the November … Continue reading

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Texas senators go quiet on DADT repeal

Dallas Log Cabin Republicans President Rob Schlein, left, and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison Dave Guy-Gainer, a local board member for the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, reported Monday night: “Well I tried again to meet with Senator Hutchison or her staff. … Continue reading

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DADT update: Discharged vets file lawsuit; standalone repeal bill up to 40 sponsors

Mike Almy, a highly trained communications officer who served in the Air Force for 13 years, is one of three plaintiffs in the lawsuit. Three veterans discharged under “don’t ask don’t tell” filed a lawsuit earlier today against the government … Continue reading

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