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Oakland Could Beat SF to Having Out Mayor

POLITICS | By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 21
Oakland voters could make history in November by electing the Bay Area's first out mayor to serve a full term, should lesbian at-large City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan win the race as polling has suggested.

Proseutor: No Sex Harassment Charges for DeMaio

POLITICS | By Elliot Spagat | Oct 21
Prosecutors on Monday declined to charge Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio over allegations that he sexually harassed a former campaign aide and said they were not charging the former aide with breaking into DeMaio's office.

NY Gov. Cuomo Raises Profile -- but for What?

POLITICS | By David Klepper | Oct 20
With a new book, an appearance on David Letterman, high-profile trips overseas and a bigger campaign account than any other governor, New York's Andrew Cuomo might look like someone running for president.

Kan. GOP Candidates Make Campaign Issue of Gay Marriage

POLITICS | Oct 20
Republican Sen. Pat Roberts and Gov. Sam Brownback are raising gay marriage as an issue to help paint their challengers as too liberal for GOP-leaning Kansas in the final weeks of tough re-election races.

Conservatives Gaining Force in Brazil Congress

POLITICS | By Jenny Barchfield | Oct 18
Unease over a worsening economy and deteriorating public safety, plus a backlash against recent gay-rights gains, are propelling a conservative rise in Brazil.

Rome Mayor Defiantly Registers 16 Gay Marriages

POLITICS | By Nicole Winfield | Oct 18
The gay marriage debate arrived within walking distance of the Vatican on Saturday as Rome's mayor registered 16 gay marriages celebrated abroad in open defiance of Italy's government.

Arizona Joins Other States in Allowing Gay Unions

POLITICS | By Jacques Billeaud | Oct 18
Gay marriage became legal in Arizona on Friday, and same-sex couples lined up to marry at the courthouse in downtown Phoenix.

Gay Marriage: North Carolina Official Resigns

POLITICS | Oct 17
A North Carolina official resigned Thursday rather than perform gay marriages, an individual stand that comes as fewer and fewer states are holding on to oppose same-sex unions.

Sen. Cruz Criticizes Houston Over Sermon Subpeonas

POLITICS | By Michael Graczyk | Oct 17
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz told congregants of his home church Thursday that the city of Houston abused power by subpoenaing sermons from pastors who publicly opposed a local ordinance banning discrimination against gay and transgender residents.

NC's Top GOP Lawmakers Plan Appeal on Gay Marriage

POLITICS | Oct 17
North Carolina's Republican legislative leaders plan to appeal a ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.