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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.

Belgium’s Prime Minister: World’s 1st Openly Gay Male Prime Minister

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 8
Belgium elected Elio di Rupo as its first openly gay prime minister. A number of other European countries have also elected openly gay politicians in the past decade.

Tough Economy Impacts Gay Marriage Campaign in Oregon

FAMILY | By Jason St. Amand | Nov 10
It was announced earlier this week that gay rights supporters in Portland, Ore., would not carry on with an initiative campaign that could make Oregon the first state to vote to legalize gay marriage, according to an article by the Associated Press.

Americans Across the Country Vote For LGBT Rights in Nov. 8 Election

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Nov 9
Several states saw victories for the LGBT community during the November 8 elections. Despite the GOP trying to prevent new regulations from passing, voters had the final say.

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