Barney Frank defends 'Uncle Tom' diss

Barney Frank defends 'Uncle Tom' diss

Rep. Barney Frank released a scathing statement Tuesday defending his recent comparison of the Log Cabin Republicans to Uncle Tom, saying the LGBT group is “on the wrong side of the election” by pushing Mitt Romney’s “Rick Santorum platform.”

“I am not surprised that members of the Log Cabin Republicans are offended by my comparing them to Uncle Tom,” Frank wrote. “They are no more offended than I am by their campaigning in the name of LGBT rights to elect the candidate and party who diametrically oppose our rights against a president who has forcefully and effectively supported our rights.” Read more »

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Spotlight on Success - Nate Rhoton

ONE Community welcomes you to our video series, Spotlight on Success. Join us as we interview LGBT and allied ONE Community business members and ask them about their business, why it's important to engage in the LGBT community and about their personal commitment to diversity and the overall community. Community participation creates stronger communities and a greater sense of pride.   Get to know Nate Rhoton of Sky Renewable Energy in this interview. Mark your calendar for Friday October 19th, 2012 - the Second Annual Spotlight on Success Local Heroes Awards.

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Players’ Support of Gay Marriage Alters N.F.L. Image

Players’ Support of Gay Marriage Alters N.F.L. Image

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo has been a consistent supporter of legalizing same-sex marriage. In 2011, he filmed his own video backing this November’s ballot initiative in Maryland and posted it on YouTube, and he recently donated Ravens tickets to a Marylanders for Marriage Equality fund-raiser.

Ayanbadejo’s acts caught the attention of Emmett C. Burns Jr., a Maryland state delegate who opposes same-sex marriage. On Aug. 29, Burns sent a letter to Steve Bisciotti, the Ravens’ owner, urging him to “inhibit such expressions from your employee and that he be ordered to cease and desist such injurious actions.” Read more »

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Ann Romney Declines To Answer Questions On Gay Marriage, Contraception

Ann Romney Declines To Answer Questions On Gay Marriage, Contraception

Ann Romney, the wife of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, repeatedly declined to answer questions about gay marriage or employer-provided contraception in an interview with Davenport, Iowa, television station KWQC conducted Friday.

The interview was scheduled to air Friday night on KWQC-TV, an NBC affiliate, but a transcript of the segment was posted on the station's website Friday afternoon.

Romney was talking about her message to women voters, who largely support the president, polls show.

"Here in Iowa, as you know, same-sex marriage is legal. Do you believe a lesbian mother should be allowed to marry her partner?" David Nelson, a KWQC anchor asked. Read more »

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Chris Kluwe, NFL punter, rips pol in same-sex row

Chris Kluwe, NFL punter, rips pol in same-sex row

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe on Friday called a Maryland state politician “mind-boggingly stupid” for demanding that another NFL player stop openly supporting a gay marriage initiative in the state.

Kluwe took issue with a letter Maryland Assembly Delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr., a Democrat, sent last week to Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti asking him to “inhibit such expressions” in support of gay marriage made by Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo. In a profanity-laced letter posted on Deadspin, Kluwe responded to what he deemed Burns’s “vitriolic hatred and bigotry.” Read more »

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Gay Democrats Celebrate a Newfound Visibility

Gay Democrats Celebrate a Newfound Visibility

After years of struggling for attention and recognition from the nation’s political parties, gays and lesbians have catapulted to the forefront of the Democratic convention here, prominent on the stage, in speeches, in the platform and at parties that go on after the proceedings have finished.

The turnaround has surprised even gay leaders, who just four years ago were frustrated in their attempt to get same-sex marriage mentioned in prime time. Many spent the first two years of the Obama presidency criticizing President Obama for failing to move to fulfill a campaign promise to eliminate the ban on gays serving openly in the military. Read more »

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Lesbian couple's son blasts Romney for gay marriage views

Lesbian couple's son blasts Romney for gay marriage views

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A young man who is the son of two lesbians lauded President Obama on Thursday for supporting his parents’ marriage and blasted GOP nominee Mitt Romney  for suggesting that his family was not legitimate.

“Gov. Romney says he's against same-sex marriage because every child deserves a mother and a father. I think every child deserves a family as loving and committed as mine,” Zach Wahl told thousands of cheering delegates and guests at the Democratic National Convention. “Because the sense of family comes from the commitment we make to each other to work through the hard times so we can enjoy the good ones. It comes from the love that binds us; that's what makes a family.” Read more »

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