Healey makes history; Michaud falls short

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 8:00am

The good and the bad for LGBT and ally candidates in Tuesday’s election   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service Lesbian attorney Maura Healey made history Tuesday night, Nov. 4, winning election as Massachusetts’ attorney general and becoming the first openly gay person to be elected as attorney general of any state. But U.S. Rep. [...]

Changing dynamic in the Texas Lege

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 7:55am

Republicans near super majority in state Senate, increase their margin in the House by 3 James Russell  |  Staff Writer Election Night, Tuesday, Nov. 4, couldn’t have gotten any better for Texas Republicans. The party swept statewide offices and fell just two seats shy of a supermajority in the state House. But when Republican Konni [...]

Davis, Van de Putte fall to Republicans

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 7:50am

Patrick’s win puts a question mark over the Senate, but is the House getting friendlier? Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Texas remains red and Texas Democrats have a severe case of the blues following midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 4, in which Republican candidates swept all the statewide races. But Daniel Williams, field organizer and [...]

Dallas County bucks Texas’ red voting trend

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 7:45am

Republican won countywide election for DA, but in other races, Democrats won by wide margins DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer If Dallas politics represented politics throughout the rest of Texas, national news outlets would be reporting a Democratic landslide in the governor’s race that swept in a slate of new faces. In Dallas County, Wendy [...]

Election outcome dismays Dems; gay GOPer optimistic

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 7:40am

LGBT activists worry about state, national politics after Tuesday   DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer “Texas took a further right-turn Tuesday night, which is a real set back for women, minorities and the LGBT community here in Texas,” Stonewall Democrats of Dallas President Jay Narey said of the mid-term election results. “If there was a [...]

Going on the offensive

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 7:15am

LGBT ally Rep. Rafael Anchia will file bills to repeal the Texas ban on marriage equality Monday   Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor Even as Texas’ LGBT community is still reeling from the disappointment of the 2014 midterm elections, a group of LGBT allies in the Texas Legislature announced this week that they are “going [...]

6th Circuit upholds marriage discrimination

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 7:00am

Ruling is first at appellate level to go against equality, establishes need for SCOTUS to rule Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com In a decision that will compel the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on the constitutionality of marriage equality bans, a panel of the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Thursday, Nov. [...]

Modeling scam perp still at large

Posted on 07 Nov 2014 at 6:45am

Scam artist who has been working Oak Lawn has long criminal record DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer Scam artist Jerry Rogers, who has been working in the Oak Lawn area posing as a model agent, has a long criminal record. Rogers has been going to bars on Cedar Springs Road and passing out business cards [...]

Healey makes history; Michaud falls short

Posted on 05 Nov 2014 at 12:04pm

The good and the bad for LGBT and ally candidates in Tuesday’s election   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com Lesbian attorney Maura Healey made history Tuesday night, Nov. 4, winning election as Massachusetts’ attorney general and becoming the first openly gay person to be elected as attorney general of any state. But U.S. [...]

GOP wins Senate majority

Posted on 05 Nov 2014 at 12:00pm

Republicans also win governor’s seats in 3 formerly Democratic states   Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com Republican candidates won enough U.S. Senate seats in the Tuesday, Nov. 4 election to take over the majority in both chambers of Congress. But in an even more stunning victory, Republicans took over the governor’s offices in [...]