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Nevada GOP Picks First Trans Republican Candidate in U.S. History

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jun 13, 2014
The Nevada State Republican party has made history by tapping military veteran and transgender woman Lauren Scott to run against a Democract in Nevada Assembly District 30.

GOP House Backs State Medical Marijuana Laws

By Andrew Taylor | Friday May 30, 2014
The GOP-controlled House voted early Friday in favor of blocking the federal government from interfering with states that permit the use of medical marijuana.

Bill in Calif. Would Ban Orca Shows

Saturday Mar 8, 2014
A California state lawmaker wants to ban SeaWorld from using killer whales in its San Diego shows.

Crist! Is He Really Backpedalling Again?

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jan 3, 2014
In an interview with an Orlando gay publication this Tuesday, former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist apologized for his 2008 support of a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.

Out Canadian Councilor to Go to Winter Olympics

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
Vancouver, Canada, councilor Tim Stevenson, who is openly gay, announced on Wednesday that he will go to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, despite the country’s anti-gay laws.

Gay Son Defends Congressman’s Opposition to Marriage Equality

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Apr 5, 2013
The openly gay son of a Republican Arizona representative defended his father’s opposition to gay marriage in a recent interview.

Lawmakers Rush to Catch Up On Gay Marriage

By Josh Lederman | Friday Mar 29, 2013
For years, American opinion on gay marriage has been shifting. Now lawmakers are in a mad dash to catch up.

Congressman Proposes Protecting LGBT Jurors From Discrimination

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday May 23, 2012
A New Jersey congressman has proposed a new law that would protect LGBT jurors from discrimination when being selected to serve on a jury.

Corker urges cooler rhetoric on financial overhaul

Thursday Apr 15, 2010
A Republican who has helped shape controverisal legislation overhauling financial regulation says he’s confident a bipartisan agreement can be found.
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