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Former U.S. Senate candidate Craig James goes to work for hate group

Former SMU football player and candidate for U.S. Senate Craig James has taken a job with Family Research Council, listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. He will become assistant to the hate group’s President Tony Perkins. Continue reading

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ENDA passes U.S. Senate

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act passed the Senate 64–32. Four senators were absent. Continue reading

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Libertarian Senate candidate from Dallas backs marriage equality

John Jay Myers appears on the ballot in the U.S. Senate race in Texas. He began airing a 30-second spot that will be shown around the state. His YouTube page says that a $5 donation allows the ad to be broadcast one time, so he’s shooting for smaller markets at off-peak times. Continue reading

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State Sen. John Carona suggests colleague, likely opponent in lieutenant governor’s race is gay

State Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, allegedly spread word in the Texas Senate that fellow Republican Dan Patrick is having marital problems. Continue reading

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Craig James: I’m not a Nazi

A while back Resource Center Dallas’ Rafael McDonnell pointed out that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Craig James had hired an openly gay campaign consultant, the legendary Arthur Finkelstein. Finkelstein, who married his partner in Massachusetts in 2005, has worked for … Continue reading

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WATCH: Craig James suggests his opposition to civil unions is rooted in the Ten Commandments

U.S. Senate hopeful Craig James said his opposition to legal benefits for same-sex couples is rooted in the Ten Commandments. Continue reading

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Top 10: City elections proved groundbreaking for LGBT community

No. 2 With former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert announcing that he was stepping down early to run for the U.S. Senate, and longtime Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief announcing he would not be running for re-election, candidates were lining up … Continue reading

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Judiciary committee passes measure to repeal DOMA

Sponsor acknowledges votes aren’t there yet to get Respect for Marriage Act approved by Senate Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@me.com The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Nov. 10, voted to recommend passage of a bill to repeal … Continue reading

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Judiciary Committee considering gay nominee to federal court

Republican senator labels Fitzgerald as an activist over his involvement in case involving FBI’s previous ban on gay agents LISA KEEN | Keen News Service lisakeen@me.com A fourth openly gay nominee to the federal district court bench — one who … 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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