Ken Mehlman
Read the latest news about Ken Mehlman, the former Republican National Committee chairman who came out after the conclusion of the Bush administration. Learn about the Project Right Side, an organization he launched that puts pressure on the Republican Party to be more accepting of groups like LGBT Americans. Find out more about Ken Mehlman, a graduate of Harvard Law School, and other public figures who are related to the gay rights movement in the worlds of politics, business, law, and more.
Who's Changing GOP Minds on Marriage? Mehlman, LCR Director Weigh In
April 22 2013 9:00 PM ET

Obama or Romney: Who Is Helping GOP Evolve?

Neal Broverman

Ken Mehlman and the Log Cabin Republicans' executive director tell us who or what they think is helping some Republicans evolve on marriage equality.

75 Prominent Republicans Say Marriage Is Constitutional Right
February 26 2013 11:47 AM ET

75 Prominent Republicans: Marriage Is Constitutional Right

Michelle Garcia

Dozens of prominent Republicans including Meg Whitman, Jon Huntsman, Christine Todd Whitman, and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen support marriage equality.

Ken Mehlman Launches Gay Rights Project
November 21 2012 1:47 PM ET

Ken Mehlman Launches Gay Rights Project

Julie Bolcer

The former RNC chairman created Project Right Side, a research and analysis nonprofit, with the belief that conservatives succeed when they “attract new supporters to timeless traditions.”

OMalley Sees Real Shot for Maryland Marriage Measure
November 01 2012 12:42 PM ET

Why Does Maryland's Governor See a 'Real Shot' for Marriage?

Julie Bolcer

“We have a real shot at prevailing here,” the Maryland governor told reporters Wednesday despite bad news in a new poll and expected attacks by the National Organization for Marriage.

Republican Donor Paul Singer Gives $250,000 to Maryland Marriage Campaign
October 15 2012 8:48 AM ET

Republican Makes Big Donation to Maryland Marriage Campaign

Julie Bolcer

Proposition 8 attorney and former Solicitor General Ted Olson said the “partisan veil” on marriage equality has been removed.

Cuomo Offers Endorsement to New York Republican Defeated in Primary
September 27 2012 6:39 AM ET January 07 2014 6:23 PM ET

Hero for NY Marriage Is Out, Backs Away From Third-Party Bid

Julie Bolcer

Governor Andrew Cuomo even offered to back Sen. Roy McDonald if he chose to continue as a third-party candidate, and a poll released by marriage equality advocates indicated the effort could be successful.

Maryland Governor: 'We Need $2 Million More'
September 25 2012 3:27 PM ET

Maryland Governor: 'We Need $2 Million More'

Julie Bolcer

Martin O’Malley said he believes the marriage equality referendum can pass in his state provided “we can raise some more money.”

Marylanders for Marriage Equality to Raise Money in New York City
August 28 2012 1:21 PM ET

Marylanders for Marriage Equality to Raise Money in New York City

Julie Bolcer

Christine Quinn and Thomas Roberts have joined the high-profile host committee for next month’s event showcasing the connections between Maryland and New York.

Missouri Lawmaker Zach Wyatt Comes Out as Gay And Opposes Don't Say Gay Bill
May 02 2012 12:45 PM ET

Republican Comes Out, Slams 'Don't Say Gay'

Lucas Grindley

Rep. Zach Wyatt said he had been lying to himself for a long time, but no longer could he.

Oped Making Marriage About Commitment
November 08 2011 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: We Should Make Marriage About Commitment

Advocate Contributors

There are three reasons that setting aside the rights argument in favor of talking about lifetime commitment is crucial.