Seeking to mobilize a global front against anti-gay violence and discrimination, Vice President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that protecting gay rights is a defining mark of a civilized nation and must trump national cultures and social traditions. Biden told a gathering of U.S. and international gay rights advocates that President Barack Obama has directed that […]
Twenty years ago, Republicans in Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act, barring recognition of same-sex marriage
It wasn’t all that long ago that Republicans used gay marriage as a tool to drive Election Day turnout. But as public opinion on the issue has turned and courts strike down same-sex marriage bans, gay rights is evolving into a wedge issue for Democrats to wield. Consider Pennsylvania, where Democrats have lambasted Republican Gov. […]
"Imagine 20 years from now as America looked back and say 'How in the hell can that ever been allowed?' "
Vice President Joe Biden called on Congress Saturday to pass a measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, saying it’s outrageous that the country is even debating the subject. Speaking to supporters of the gay advocacy group Human Rights Campaign on Saturday, Biden said it’s “close to barbaric” that in some states, employees can be […]
Clinton has been traveling the country giving speeches at various trade industry events while considering another presidential campaign.
Hillary Rodham Clinton praised Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer‘s decision to veto a bill that would have allowed people with sincerely held religious beliefs to refuse to serve gays. Speaking Wednesday to thousands of students, faculty and guests at the University of Miami, the former secretary of state and New York senator said Brewer’s rejection of […]
The Senate is headed for a historic vote on legislation outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, demonstrating the nation’s quickly evolving attitude toward gay rights nearly two decades after Congress rejected same-sex marriage. All 55 members of the Democratic majority, including senators from the Deep South, and several Republicans were expected to […]