Ann Romney Wont Attend Values Voters Conference

Ann Romney Won't Attend Values Voters Conference

Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan is still scheduled to speak.

Two Gay Candidates Win Delaware Primaries

Two Gay Candidates Win Delaware Primaries

If elected in November, Andy Staton and Marie Mayor would be the state's first out legislators.

Antigay Mailers Flood New York Senate Races

Antigay Mailers Flood New York Senate Races

A NSFW mailer targeting Mark Grisanti represents just some of the homophobic output from opponents of the New York State senators who supported marriage equality.

Even With Antigay Initiative Romney Gives Up on Minnesota

Even With Antigay Initiative, Romney Gives Up on Minnesota

Somewhat surprisingly, the home of Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty has voted Democratic in the past nine presidential elections.

Thompson Campaign Leader Attacks Baldwin Over Gay Pride Event
September 07 2012 3:46 PM ET

GOP's Antigay Attacks Begin in Tammy Baldwin's Senate Bid

Brian Nemoir e-mailed a video and tweeted about the congresswoman’s appearance at a Pride festival in 2010.

Obama Makes The Case That Hope Is Lasting

Obama Makes The Case That Hope Is Lasting

In an appeal to LGBT voters, the president defended them against scapegoating for America's problems while offering his vision of an improving future.

LGBT College Democrats Leader: It's Still About Youth

LGBT College Dems Leader: It's Still About Youth

The president of College Democrats of America is a Latina LGBT law student for Obama.

DNC: Baldwin Talks Economy, DADT, Wisconsin Marriage Ban

DNC: Baldwin Talks Economy, DADT, Marriage Ban

Rep. Tammy Baldwin addressed the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, pledging to bet on Wisconsin's work force and taking jabs at Republican policies that she would favor millionaires and billionaires.The Wisconsin senate candidate also voiced her support for President Obama's leadership in repealing "don't ask, don't tell," while also condemning efforts to ban marriage equality in her home state."Our president has made historic progress toward equality," she said. "He repealed 'don't ask, don't tell' so that no American ever again has to lie about who they are in order to serve the country we love. Republicans want to write discrimination into our Constitution. But the Wisconsin I know believes that with each passing year and each generation, our country must become more equal, not less. Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Scott Walker, Tommy Thompson—they think they're the only ones who speak for Wisconsin." Baldwin stayed mainly on the economy, though, and said that she is a staunch supporter of the Buffet Rule, named after billionaire Warren Buffet, who believes that the wealthy should pay a proportionare share of taxes. She also emphasized her support for Wisconsin's workers. "Wisconsin I know, knows that having two sets of rules makes no kind of sense," she said. "We believe in hard work. For decades, we've worked to make things: paper, engines, tools, ships—and, yes, cheese, brats, and beer. Give our workers a fair shot, and we'll compete against anyone." According to Talking Points Memo, Baldwin is trailing her Republican opponent, former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson, who leads with an average of 51.6% of voters' support. Watch her speech from the live feed here or read Baldwin's full speech on the following page.

Barney Frank Goes Off Script in Romney Attack During DNC

Barney Frank Scraps the Script in Romney Attack During DNC

The Massachusetts congressman didn't stick to his prepared remarks and instead elaborated on what it was like to have Mitt Romney as his governor.

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