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Openly Gay GOP Candidate Richard Tisei Loses House Bid

Scandal-plagued Democratic U.S. Rep. John Tierney fended off a fierce challenge from Republican Richard Tisei on Tuesday to win re-election.

Ultra-Right Fights GOP for Helping Mass. Gay House Candidate

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 18
Richard Tisei, an out-Republican running for Congress in Massachusetts, has come under fire by conservatives for being too liberal, especially regarding gay marriage, as well as by Democrats like retiring Mass. Rep. Barney Frank.

Rep. Barney Frank Opposes Gay GOP Congressional Hopeful

POLITICS | By Steve LeBlanc | Sep 17
Democratic U.S. Rep. Barney Frank is arguing that the election of Republican congressional hopeful Richard Tisei would set back efforts to expand gay rights - even though both Frank and Tisei are openly gay.

Gay Republican Challenges Long-Time Mass. Congressman

POLITICS | By Michael K. Lavers | Mar 9
Former Massachusetts lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Richard Tisei told supporters in Washington, D.C., on Monday that he would be a "very strong advocate" for LGBT Americans on Capitol Hill.

Marriage, anti-bullying legislation garner New England headlines in 2009

NATIONAL | By Peter Cassels | Dec 30
Marriage for gays and lesbians became a reality in New Hampshire, but Maine voters approved a referendum last month that overturned their state’s law that had allowed same-sex couples to tie the knot.

Gay Republican runs for Mass. lieutenant governor

NATIONAL | By Peter Cassels | Dec 1
A Republican Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate has chosen state Senate Minority Leader Richard Tisei [R-Wakefield] to be his running mate. Tisei, who would become the country’s first openly gay lieutenant governor if elected, granted EDGE his first interview with the LGBT press.

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