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By Les Spindle | Sunday Nov 25, 2012
California leads the way with the election of veteran California public school teacher and Democrat Mark Takano, as the first openly gay person of color elected to the House of Representatives.
By Bob Christie | Tuesday Nov 13, 2012
ormer Democratic state Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has been elected to represent a new Phoenix-area congressional district, which makes her the first openly bisexual member of Congress.
Sunday Oct 7, 2012
At a church meeting in his Georgia district, Rep. Paul Broun called evolution, embrology & the Big Bang theory ’lies straight from the pit of hell’ to lead people away from Christ. Broun, a doctor, sits on the same House science committee as Paul Akin.
By David Crary | Wednesday Oct 3, 2012
Eight openly gay candidates are running as major-party nominees for the House of Representatives, the most ever, including the two incumbents who are favored in their races.
By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Aug 30, 2012
A former state senator from Arizona could become the first open bisexual member of Congress after she won the Democratic primary for the U.S. House of Representatives.
By Steffany Skelley Gilmer | Thursday Aug 30, 2012
In her bid to represent Florida’s 10th Congressional District, Democrat Jessica Ehrlich has dredged up a 50-year history of state-sanctioned anti-gay discrimination by her opponent, incumbent C.W. Bill Young.
By Rachel Breitman | Friday Jul 20, 2012
Longtime Libertarian and openly gay Congressional candidate Bruce Majors has mounted a run to unseat 11-term DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, but is raising hackles with his online attacks on liberal gays.
By Kilian Melloy | Friday Sep 16, 2011
Congressional Republicans have made an eleventh-hour attempt to delay the Sept. 20 final repeal of the anti-gay federal law "Don’t Ask Don’t Tell," which since 1993 has forced gay and lesbian servicemembers to conceal their true sexuality.
By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Mar 3, 2011
Last week, the Obama Administration announced that it would not defend DOMA in federal court. Now, lawmakers and GLBT equality advocacy groups have a message for GOP members of Congress: Focus on the economy.
By Charles Babington | Monday Jan 3, 2011
Two early showdowns on spending and debt will signal whether the new Congress can find common ground despite its partisan divisions or whether it’s destined for gridlock and brinkmanship that could threaten the nation’s economic health.
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