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The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama said today, at the White House, that he should be judged by the promises he keeps. He said so to an audience promised much. The president addressed a few hundred at an East Room......
The Swampby Katherine Skiba and Peter Nicholas President Obama, speaking to the nation's largest gay rights organization, pledged tonight to end the law prohibiting openly gay and lesbian citizens from serving in the military. "I will end 'don't ask, don't tell';....
Tags: Defense, Marriage, Barack Obama, Lawyers, Government
The SwampSen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), pictured earlier this month, is an architect of a deal that would repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) by Christi Parsons and Lisa Mascaro President Obama reached a deal with....
Tags: Defense, Barack Obama, Government, Mike Pence, Civil Rights
The Swampby Tom Hamburger and Jennifer Martinez Following the breakdown of negotiations, the nation's leading gay rights organization said Monday that it will continue to protest Target Corp. over a donation used to support a Republican gubernatorial candidate...
The Swampby Mark Silva John McCain maintains that marriage is between a man and woman. Wife Cindy McCain and daughter Meghan McCain are campaigning for the gay marriage amendment in California. "We have spirited discussions about various issues in our family,........
The Swampby Julian E. Barnes The nation's top uniformed officer said today that he supports allowing gays to serve openly the military, providing a powerful voice of support for President Obama call to lift the legal ban on their service. Launching......
Tags: White House, Defense, U.S. Army, Barack Obama, Lawyers
The Swampby Mark Silva Janice Langbehn got a phone call from the president. President Barack Obama called her, according to her lawyers at Lambda Legal, to voice his sympathy for the loss of her partner, Lisa Pond, who had lapsed into......
We think we know what happened on the sticky-hot night of June 27, 1969, at a Greenwich Village bar known as the Stonewall Inn. A weary drag queen finally kicked a nasty cop, the story usually goes, leading to riots in the streets, a line in the sand...
"Now is the time…" -- Martin Luther King, Aug. 28, 1963 Brendon Ayanbadejo is wrong. It is painful to say that. Ayanbadejo's heart is in a good place and the advice he gave last week on MSNBC's "The Ed Show" was practical and well intentioned....
Robert Kennedy was a young Bill Rosendahl's hope for the White House, but Kennedy's rival, Hubert Humphrey, practiced the "happy warrior" style of politics that represents the principles Rosendahl has embraced. As he leaves the Los Angeles City Council...
When he heard the president's words last Monday, Norm Kent said he jumped out of his chair and threw up his right fist as if "Giancarlo Stanton had just hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth for the Marlins." Carole Benowitz said, "I had goosebumps....
Tags: Ronald Reagan, Minority Groups, Civil Rights, AIDS, Elections
How fitting that Richard Blanco chose the sun. A 44-year-old poet raised in Miami, the first Cuban-American and the first openly gay person ever to deliver a presidential inauguration poem, he used the earth star to frame his composition, "One Today,"...
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