Rep King Backtracks on Rape, Incest Comment
August 21 2012 6:44 PM ET

Rep. King Backtracks on Rape, Incest Comment

Michelle Garcia

Iowa Rep. Steve King is backtracking from comments he made in a report, claiming he's not aware of any women who were impregnated due to incest or rape.

Romney Backer Says GOP Should Drop Inclusive Pro-Equality Amendment
August 21 2012 5:48 PM ET

Romney Backer Says GOP Should Drop Inclusive Amendment

Michelle Garcia

Kober also loosely compares LGBT people to drug users and polygamists to make his argument against the inclusive amendment.

Lesbian Super PAC Nears Fund-raising Goal for Baldwin
August 21 2012 12:45 PM ET

Lesbian Super PAC Nears Fund-raising Goal for Baldwin

Julie Bolcer

LPAC announced that it has nearly reached its goal of raising $100,000 for Tammy Baldwin, who could become the first openly gay U.S. senator.

Republican Party Wants Antigay Rep. Todd Akin Out of Race
August 21 2012 12:07 PM ET

GOP Wants Rep. Todd Akin Out of Race

Michelle Garcia

Rep. Todd Akin has until Tuesday evening to pull out of the Missouri Senate race without much of a financial penalty.

Log Cabin Source: Republican Platform Will Affirm DOMA, Federal Marriage Amendment
August 20 2012 2:20 PM ET

Source: GOP Platform Will Affirm DOMA, Marriage Amendment

Julie Bolcer

This year’s document will continue to express support for the Defense of Marriage Act and a federal constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage, according to a Log Cabin Republicans official involved with the drafting process.

DADT Repeal Opponent Sparks Controversy With “Legitimate Rape” Comments
August 20 2012 10:34 AM ET

'Legitimate Rape'? DADT Backer Sparks Uproar With Comment

Julie Bolcer

Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri, who has continued to fight the repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, said that he opposes abortion in all instances because “legitimate rape” rarely causes pregnancy.

Log Cabin Called on to Withhold Endorsement of Mitt Romney
August 16 2012 4:06 PM ET

Will Log Cabin Endorse Romney-Ryan?

Lucas Grindley

An LGBT anti-Romney group is calling on Log Cabin to withhold its endorsement, like it did from George W. Bush in 2004.

Gay Candidate Wins Where Anita Bryant Once Roamed
August 15 2012 12:17 PM ET

Gay Candidate Wins Where Anita Bryant Once Roamed

Julie Bolcer

David Richardson will become the first openly gay legislator in Florida, representing the area where Anita Bryant once waged her war against gay rights.

Primary Win Puts Gay Candidate on Track for Congress
August 15 2012 10:32 AM ET

Primary Win Puts Gay Candidate on Track for Congress

Julie Bolcer

Wisconsin state Rep. Mark Pocan appears poised to win his Congressional bid after emerging victorious in the Democratic primary.

August 15 2012 9:58 AM ET

Poll Finds Quinn Leading NYC Mayoral Race

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Wisconsin Picks Tommy Thompson to Face Tammy Baldwin
August 15 2012 1:06 AM ET August 15 2012 10:49 AM ET

Wisconsin Picks Tommy Thompson to Face Tammy Baldwin

Julie Bolcer

The Republican nominee will run against Tammy Baldwin, who could become the first openly gay person elected to the U.S. Senate.

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