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Rachel Hoff won’t ‘leave’ GOP over anti-LGBT platform

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Republican Party Platform Committee Member Rachel Hoff speaks ahead of a panel organized by Equality Ohio in Cleveland on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) CLEVELAND — The first openly gay member of the Republican Party’s platform committee …

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Dan Savage’s take down of Log Cabin Republicans is epic

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Dan Savage Elaine Thompson, AP In a piece entitled “The Utter Failure of the Log Cabin Republicans,” Dan Savage got real with the Log Cabin Republicans and anyone who buys into the group’s ridiculous claims. An excerpt: The Log Cabin Republicans have been …

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Day 1: anti-LGBT attack, plagiarism, rules fight

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 18. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) CLEVELAND — Over the course of one night at the Republican National Convention, two different speakers Monday exemplified …

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GOP delegates ratify anti-LGBT platform

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Republican National Convention delegates met at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on July 18, 2016. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key) CLEVELAND, Ohio — Delegates at the Republican National Convention ratified Monday afternoon with little opposition a party platform considered to …

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Bush blames Obama for Republican vitriol against LGBT rights

This post originally published by the Washington Blade. Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) blames Obama for the Republican Party’s ant-LGBT vitriol. (Washington Blade file photo by Lee Whitman) Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush may have had an abysmal showing in the Republican presidential primary, but that isn’t stopping him from …

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NJ Republicans protest party’s anti-LGBT platform

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. By Associated Press · Sunday, July 17, 2016 John Traier (R-NJ) Via Facebook WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Republican leaders want the Republican National Committee to remove language from its national platform they say discriminates against the LGBT community. The Record reports …

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Mike Pence, states’ rights, and the freedom to discriminate

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) brings a strongly anti-LGBTQ to Donald Trump’s presidential ticket. Republican candidate for president Donald Trump has chosen Mike Pence — the Indiana Governor who has recently become an infamously-known political commodity by firing the first salvo in the war …

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Mississippi politicians squabble over fate of anti-LGBT law

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press · Friday, July 15, 2016 EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi‘s Democratic attorney general said Wednesday that he won’t join the Republican governor in appealing a federal judge’s ruling that blocked a state …

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Trial over North Carolina law could happen close to Election Day

This post originally published by LGBTQ Nation. By JONATHAN DREW and GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press · Friday, July 15, 2016 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dueling lawsuits over a North Carolina law limiting protections for LGBT people will likely go to trial around Election Day, putting the divisive issue in …

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