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LGBTs make history in House, state races

LGBTs make history in House, state races

By Lisa Keen

As the first returns in Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District began to emerge Tuesday night, it looked as if lesbian businesswoman Angie Craig would lose — a second time — to a former talk show host who once compared LGBT people to criminals.

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By Lisa Keen | October 8, 2018

A new era in the U.S. Supreme Court's history began Saturday afternoon, October 6, when the Senate voted 50-48 to confirm the nomination of a federal judge who is expected to provide a fifth and majority vote against equal rights for LGBT people.

By Lisa Keen | October 3, 2018

Cases before the U.S. Supreme Court seem almost like an afterthought after last week's political slugfest over the confirmation process for President Donald Trump's second nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.


By Lisa Keen | September 19, 2018

LGBT groups have been among those calling for the Senate Judiciary Committee to delay its vote on the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

By Lisa Keen | September 12, 2018

It was the third day of a four-day confirmation hearing for federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh to join the U.S. Supreme Court before a senator really pressed hard for him to account for his commitment to equal rights for LGBT people.


By Matthew S. Bajko | September 10, 2018

Lesbian Democratic Party official is seeking a rural New Mexico statehouse seat.

By Lisa Keen | September 5, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had a look of feigned nonchalance on his face as the first protester yelled out during the second day of his confirmation hearing.


By Lisa Keen | August 29, 2018

A three-judge federal appeals court panel ruled Monday that a residence for seniors could be held liable for allowing some of its residents to harass and discriminate against an openly lesbian resident.

By Lisa Keen | August 29, 2018

Representative Kyrsten Sinema (D), the first openly bisexual member of Congress, won 82 percent of the vote in her Democratic primary to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Arizona's Republican Senator Jeff Flake.


By Lisa Keen | August 15, 2018

It's been a stellar month for LGBT candidates.

By Lisa Keen | August 8, 2018

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer's new book provides a glimpse into how then-candidate Donald Trump came to include a statement of support for LGBT people in his acceptance speech before the 2016 Republican National Convention.


By Lisa Keen | August 8, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced that he is creating a Religious Liberty Task Force and that the Department of Justice would "take potential burdens on one's conscience into consideration before we issue regulations or new policies."

By Lisa Keen | August 1, 2018

To take control of the U.S. Senate in the November midterm elections, Democrats need to hold onto all their existing seats and pick up two more.


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