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Veterans Affairs Sued For Denying Gay Marriage Benefits

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Aug 20, 2014
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is being sued over its refusal to grant spousal benefits to same-sex military couples in states where these marriages are not recognized.

19 Kids and Calling: Michelle Duggar Involved with Anti-LGBT Robocall Campaign

POLITICS | By Bobby McGuire | Aug 20
Michelle Duggar, star of the TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" leant her voice to a homophobic and transphobic robocall campaign aimed to put pressure on council members in Fayetteville Arkansas to cast their vote against a nondiscrimination ordinance.

Rick Santorum

Poll: GOP OK With Gay Candidate, Not OK With Gay Children

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 19
A new poll found that the Republican Party would be fine with voting for an openly gay candidate but that most would have an issue with one of their family members coming out as gay.

Frank Guinta and Carol Shea-Porter

GOP Establishment on a Roll in House Primaries

POLITICS | By Donna Cassata | Aug 18
Republicans got their man - and woman - in a half-dozen House primaries as establishment conservatives knocked out right-flank candidates, improving the party's chances of winning in competitive congressional districts and increasing its majority in Nov.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Defiant Gov. Perry Rejects 'Outrageous' Indictment

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is lashing out at the "outrageous" criminal charges filed against him and defending the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power.

Jonathan Saenz hates you, gay wife-stealers!

Texas Anti-Gay Activist's Wife Left Him for Another Woman

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 13
A virulently anti-gay pundit found himself alone when his wife left him for another woman, transforming him into the Lone Star State's loneliest loser.

Nan Rich

Fiery, Feisty, Running for Florida Governor :: Meet LGBT Ally Nan Rich

POLITICS | By Jason Parsley | Aug 13
Compassionate. Principled. Unwavering. Assessable. Determined. These are just a few of the words that supporters of Nan Rich have used to describe the democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate.

Rep. Jenifer Loon

Minn. State Rep. Turns Back Challenge Over Gay Marriage

State Rep. Jenifer Loon, the second-ranking Republican in the Minnesota House, has survived a primary challenge brought on by her vote in favor of gay marriage.

Rand Paul

Rand Paul's Same-Sex Marriage Balancing Act

POLITICS | By Justin Snow | Aug 12
The Kentucky senator known for his libertarian views on a number of key Republican issues says he is in favor of the "concept" of a Constitutional ban nationally on marriage equality... and he's also a proponent of letting states decide for themselves.

ew Jersey Gov. James. E. McGreevey, middle, leaves with his wife, Dina Matos McGreevey, left, and his father, Jack McGreevey.

Verbatim: McGreevey's 'I Am a Gay American' Speech

Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey's resignation speech in its entirety, delivered Aug. 12, 2004.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas

Prime Chance in Iowa for Potential 2016 Candidates

POLITICS | By Catherine Lucey | Aug 11
The lineup of potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates courting Iowa conservatives Saturday agreed on two things: America is on the wrong track and they could move it in the right direction.