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Openly and Pro Gay Candidates Run the Ticket

POLITICS | By Sue O'Connell | Sep 11
It may actually be that the low voter turnout combined with the openly gay, pro gay and female candidates (including those in the Governor's Council race) allowed the progressive voters to call the shots for once.

Abercrombie Blames Primary Loss on Gay Marriage

POLITICS | By Vijay Joshi and Cathy Bussewitz | Aug 30
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said he lost his bid for re-election in a Democratic primary because of his decision to call a special session to legalize gay marriage.

Rhode Island Lawmakers Jockey to be House Speaker

POLITICS | By Erika Niedowski and Michelle R. Smith | Mar 23
Two legislators have emerged as candidates to replace RI’s first openly gay House Speaker Gordon Fox after he relinquished the House speakership following FBI raids on his home and office.

At Values Voter Summit, Signs of a Morphing Republican Party

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Oct 19
There was no surer sign that even the most conservative wings of the Republican Party are aware change is afoot in the United States than at this year’s Values Voter Summit.

Out Congressional Candidate Jousts With Tea Party Dad in New Ad

Congressional hopeful and Democratic state Rep. Carl Sciortino is playing up his liberal credentials in new ad featuring a light-hearted back-and-forth with his tea party dad, Carl Sciortino, Sr.

Why Gay Marriage Matters

On one aspect of whether same-sex couples should have the right to marry, both sides agree: The issue defines what kind of nation we are. Half a dozen states and the District of Columbia have made history by legalizing it, but it’s prohibited elsewhere.

Voting: Why It Matters and the Issues at Stake

HOME | Sep 23
Here is a selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, as compiled by the editors of Associated Press.

Lizz Winstead Talks Politics, Catholic Roots and Michele Bachmann’s Minnesotan Congeniality

CULTURE | By Will O’Bryan | Jun 4
Metro Weekly interviews comic, pundit and progressive, Lizz Winstead.

Virginia’s Vexing Politics

LOCAL | By John Riley | May 29
As the saying goes, ’’Virginia is for lovers.’’ While few would argue the tourism slogan applies to gay people, one might wonder when the state will reach its anti-LGBT bottom.

Virginia Legislators Reject Gay Nominee

POLITICS | By John Riley | May 23
The Virginia House of Delegates today rejected the nomination of an openly gay man to Richmond General District Court, denying him the 51 votes needed to become the first out gay judge in the commonwealth.

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