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Not only have the Log Cabin Republicans taken out full-page ads about DOMA, the organization is simultaneously fighting another battle—the nomination of defense secretary Chuck Hagle. The group’s interim leader Gregory T. Angelo went on, of all places, Fox News and attempted to explain their position.
Check out the interview after the jump to see why the Log Cabin’s don’t want Hagel….
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While the Log Cabin Republicans nonsensically favored an anti-LGBT president, they have now begun choosing to spend their organization’s money recently in a positive way. Today, they bought a full-page ad in The Hill asking Republicans to support gay and lesbian marriage and oppose the Defense of Marriage Act. However, their conservative positions concerning taxes, healthcare, and other social issues continue to undermine the future of America.
Log Cabin Republicans applauds those Republican Members of Congress who have signed on to the Respect for Marriage Act and urges other Republicans to follow their lead. To be the party of limited government, individual liberty, and fiscal responsibility, the Republican Party must stop standing in the way of caring adults building a family and a life together. A full 53 percent of Americans now support the freedom to marry. It’s time for Republicans to stop spending taxpayer money defending DOMA and start defending the right of ALL Americans to pursue happiness with the person they love.
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Mitt Romney has rejoined the board of directors of Marriott International. The company announced that Romney begins his board term today. J.W. Marriott, Jr., the company’s executive chairman, said, “We are delighted that Gov. Romney has agreed to rejoin our board, on which he has served with distinction twice before. We will benefit from his tremendous energy and capability to guide long-term success in an increasingly complex business environment. We look forward to working closely with him again as a member of our strong, talented and diverse board.”
Romney said, “It is an honor to once again be able to serve in the company of leaders like Bill Marriott and Arne Sorenson and to support the work of the tens of thousands of Marriott associates who make Marriott International the renowned success that it is.” He previously served on the board from 1993 to 2002, when he left the board en route to being elected governor of Massachusetts, and from January 2009 to January 2011, when he resigned prior to his campaign for the U.S. presidency. [PR Newswire]
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Election 2012 may have changed the LGBT community’s place in politics. According to Gallup and UCLA Law’s Williams Institute, the gay and lesbian vote for Obama was large enough that it made a big difference in who was elected president. The study shows that Obama and Romney won an equal share of white straight voters, with Romney winning more straight voters in Ohio and Florida. And according to the New York Times:
Mr. Obama’s more than three-to-one edge in exit polls among the 5 percent of voters who identified themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual was more than enough to give him the ultimate advantage…The results are consistent with earlier research on the number and political beliefs of gay voters.
Democrats have been winning big over Republicans among gay voters, African-Americans, Latinos, Asian-Americans and Jews. Some of the groups are relatively small, but together they make up about one-third of the electorate, forcing Republicans to capture much of the remaining two-thirds to win elections. By comparison, white evangelical voters, who vote overwhelmingly for Republicans, make up about one-fourth of the electorate, and their numbers are not growing as rapidly.
As with Latinos and Asian-Americans, the number of voters who say they are gay appears to be growing. Only 1.9 percent of Americans over 65 call themselves gay, lesbian or bisexual, according to the Gallup survey, while 3.2 percent of those between 30 and 49, and 6.4 percent of those between 18 and 29 do.
While Republicans came out hard (and failed) to woo the Latino vote, the New York Times questions if the difference that LGBT voters made in the 2012 election is enough for the Grand Ole’ Party to come out and fight for the gay and lesbian vote in 2016.
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We were glued to Rachel Maddow’s coverage of the election on Tuesday night. The openly lesbian, tell-it-like-it-is newscaster was being super-professional/unbiased during her coverage on NBC, but behind that well-makeupped face, we know she was biting her tongue. So, we couldn’t wait to hear what she would have to say about the outcome the morning and after…and it’s good:
If the Republican party, and the conservative movement, and the conservative media is stuck in a vacuum sealed, door locked, spin cycle of telling each other what makes them feel good, and denying the factual, lived truth of the world, then we are all deprived, as a nation, of the constructive debate between competing, feasible ideas about real problems.
Check out the YouTube video after the jump…
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The leading market research company for the LGBT community, Community Marketing and Insights, released a study about the 2012 Election, and the results conclude exactly what we expect from the LGBT community. With a sample of 6,625 LGBT voters from all 50 states, the survey found that 90% supported Barack Obama, 6% voted Mitt Romney, and 4% were going against the grain and voting for a third-party candidate. While most of us suspected that Obama would carry the LGBT vote, a more interesting finding from the study showed that 95% of those sampled said that were planning on voting (or already had via early voting)—a stark difference from the national average (2008 56.8% voted).
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The man behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the worldwide hit The Avengers, Joss Wehdon, has recently come out with a satirical political ad that has some serious brain-eating bite. Can all campaign messages be delivered like this!?
“Like a lot of liberal Americans, I was excited when Barack Obama took office four years ago,” says Whedon in the clip. “But it’s a very different world now. And Mitt Romney is a very different candidate, one with the vision and determination to cut through businesses’ usual politics and finally put this country back on the path to the zombie apocalypse.”
Click after the jump to check out this hysterical video…
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The Log Cabin Republicans‘ claim to be an inclusive part of the Republican party, in representing gay and lesbian Americans, is a little confusing this election. Their endorsement of Mitt Romney, despite his very vocal stance against marriage equality and LGBT rights, has many questioning if they are truly an LGBT-friendly organization. Barney Frank calls the Log Cabin-ers “a right-wing conservative organization that happens to have gay staff.”
In a news release explaining the organization’s choice of endorsement, Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director, R. Clarke Cooper stated: “Despite our disagreement with Governor Romney on the issue of marriage, on balance it is clear that in today’s economic climate, concern for the future of our country must be the highest priority.” Further explained in the endorsement statement are the groups’s feelings regarding Romney’s signature on the National Organization for Marriage pledge, including a comment which voices their feeling that, “particularly in today’s economic climate, there is simply no appetite to pass or even seriously consider any such amendment” (as suitable for the American people at this time).
Hear what Representative Barney Frank has to say concerning this matter in the video after the jump.
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Mitt Romney actively discriminated against families with same-gender parents while governor of Massachusetts. He demanded that his administration personally review every request to revise birth certificates for children born to same-sex parents. According to a report in the Boston Globe, Romney rejected a request from the state’s Registry of Vital Records and Statistics to revise birth certificate forms to apply to same-sex parents. Instead, Romney insisted his lawyers investigate every single request for birth certificates for children born to same-sex couples. If Romney’s team decided a request was worthy of revising a birth certificate, officials could then write-in, by hand, the term ‘second parent’ on the legal document. In some instances, Romney denied parents proper birth certificates for their children. The state’s Department of Public Health warned Romney that his intervention placed children at a disadvantage, particularly later in life as they tried to obtain various forms of identification such as a passport or driver’s license, or as they registered to vote. The same DPH official also warned that allowing officials to alter birth certificates by hand – as opposed to simply revising the forms, as the state’s Registry of Vital Records and Statistics had recommended – was tantamount to a violation of statutes, and would impair efforts to keep organized state records. [HRC]
The Romney/Ryan team have been unresponsive to the job crisis at Sensata. Image via Facebook.
One hundred seventy Americans are currently fighting the very real prospect of losing their jobs in the questionable move of the Sensata factory from Freeport, Il. to China. Sensata, an equipment factory owned by Bain Capital, a “private equity” firm started by Mitt Romney, has already begun to train Chinese workers as replacements as the first steps in shipping the company overseas, sparking an infuriated response from workers, whom have been camping out across from the factory in a protest space they are calling Bainport. Arrests have been made, while calls for help from Romney remain unanswered. With the factory set to move before the end of the year and workers in danger of losing both their jobs as well as retirement benefits, efforts to gain the attention and support from Romney continue.
For more details on this story, see recent full articles in Huffington Post and Daily Kos.