Dark horse Karger serious about presidential bid

Posted on 05 May 2011 at 7:32pm

Fred Karger speaks during the Log Cabin Republicans National Convention at the Hilton Anatole on April 29. (John Wright/Dallas Voice) Openly gay candidate has Republican political experience that dates back to Gerald Ford and Reagan’s ’84 campaign DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Fred Karger made history when he became not only the first gay […]

Judge’s gay relationship at issue in Prop 8 case

Posted on 27 Apr 2011 at 10:50am

Judge Vaughn Walker LISA LEFF  |  Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Rumors swirled that the federal judge who had struck down California’s same-sex marriage ban last summer was gay, but the lawyers charged with defending the measure remained silent on the subject. Their preferred strategy for getting the ruling overturned on appeal was to focus […]

Frank to introduce ENDA; odds of passage slim

Posted on 30 Mar 2011 at 9:12am

Federal ban on anti-LGBT job bias faces uphill climb in GOP-led House LISA KEEN  |  Keen News Service U.S. Rep. Barney Frank today announced he would soon re-introduce the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), characterizing it as “winnable.” But the bill, which seeks to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity by employers, is […]

Endorsement vs. endorsement

Posted on 24 Mar 2011 at 8:38pm

Patti Fink, left, and Damien Duckett Stonewall Democrats backs Kunkle for mayor, Nowlin for District 14; nonpartisan DGLA prepares for candidate screenings DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance’s political action committee began its candidate screening process this week for the May 8 Dallas municipal elections. Last weekend, Stonewall Democrats of […]

Dueling Iowa protests staged over gay marriage

Posted on 17 Mar 2011 at 6:43pm

A DIRE WARNING | Gay marriage supporters, left, look on as former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore speaks during an anti gay-marriage rally sponsored by The Family Leader March 15 at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Moore warned that gay marriage would result in child abuse and more divorces. (Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press) Former […]

Maryland lawmakers get cold feet on marriage

Posted on 17 Mar 2011 at 6:37pm

Del. Sam Arora Despite supporters’ high hopes, Maryland delegates send bill back to committee; marriage equality faces promise, threats in other states DANA RUDOLPH  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com The road to marriage equality in Maryland had never been a short or smooth one, but supporters of allowing same-sex couples to marry could see the […]

Court refuses to suspend lawsuit challenging DADT

Posted on 31 Jan 2011 at 4:11pm

LISA LEFF  |  Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court has denied the government’s request to suspend a lawsuit challenging the military’s ban on openly gay servicemembers. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco issued an order Friday, Jan. 28 requiring the Department of Justice to file papers by Feb. […]

Neighborhood activist takes on incumbent

Posted on 27 Jan 2011 at 8:03pm

Scott Griggs Scott Griggs says District 3 Councilman Dave Neumann doesn’t have the neighborhood’s interests as a top priority DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com In campaigns, gas drilling is usually a state vs. federal government concern. In Dallas, it could be a deciding factor in a single council district race since challenger Scott Griggs […]

Obama again mentions ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ in State of the Union, but not gay marriage

Posted on 25 Jan 2011 at 10:33pm

HRC welcomes comments; GetEQUAL sees missed opportunity LISA KEEN | Keen News Service President Barack Obama once again brought up the issue of gays in the military during his annual State of the Union address. Last year, he called for repeal of the federal law barring openly gay people from serving. This year, just a […]

‘Another bridesmaid moment for the transgender community’

Posted on 13 Jan 2011 at 6:22am

Repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ doesn’t apply to transgender recruits, who are barred from serving LISA LEFF | Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Before handcuffing herself to the White House fence, former Petty Officer First Class Autumn Sandeen carefully pinned three rows of Navy ribbons to her chest. Her regulation dress blue skirt, fitted […]