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Politicians From Both Sides Of The Aisle Take Bold Stands On LGBT Issues Ahead Of Election

via Robert Rizzuto, The Republican Although perhaps no statement this year was as landmark for the gay community as President Barack Obama’s endorsement of marriage equality, it isn’t just Democrats who are calling for increased rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people — often abbreviated as LGBT — ahead of the 2012 elections. Christian Berle, … Continue reading

Mitch McConnell To Constituent: Marijuana Leads To Death

via Jennifer Bendery, The Huffington Post Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told a constituent in favor of legalizing marijuana that he doesn’t support the idea because drugs like pot lead to death. In a Feb. 14 letter to his constituent, McConnell said he has “serious concerns” about legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes, a topic … Continue reading

Retiring Congressman Barney Frank Intends To Marry Longtime Partner Jim Ready

via Luke Johnson, The Huffington Post Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) intends to marry his longtime partner, Jim Ready, according to his office. “Barney is planning to get married to his partner Jim Ready. The ceremony will take place in Massachusetts,” Harry Gural, Frank’s spokesman, told HuffPost. A date has not been set. Frank announced last … Continue reading

Barney Frank To Quit House After 30 Years

via Abby Goodnough, The New York Times Representative Barney Frank, the liberal firebrand who has served in the House of Representatives for 30 years, has decided not to seek re-election in 2012. Mr. Frank, 71, will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. in Newton, Mass., to discuss the decision, according to his office. Mr. … Continue reading

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