Tag: republican majority

A good sign for Texas’ LGBT community

Joe Straus’ re-election as speaker of the House proves that social conservatives no longer can control the Republican political agenda ROB SCHLEIN  |  Special Contributor Unless you’re “wired in” to the inside baseball of...

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Is Wyoming the next gay marriage battleground?

State Rep. Cathy Connolly In the state-by-state march toward marriage equality, four states have been on the radar for possible legalization of same-sex marriage this year. This week, a fifth state became a new possibility....

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Oklahoma lawmakers spar over how conservative to be

After sweeping into power in November’s election, state’s ultra-conservative Republicans take aim at moderate House leader Sean Murphy  |  editor@dallasvoice.com OKLAHOMA CITY — As Republicans in control of the Oklahoma House...

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WATCH: Tammy Baldwin at Black Tie

Congressman Barney Frank, D-Mass., told The Washington Blade on Tuesday there is “zero chance” of passing pro-equality legislation in the new Republican-controlled House next year. Three days before, Congresswoman...

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Forget about ENDA and DOMA for 2 years

The Advocate has an early piece up about what life will be like on the federal front with a Republican majority in the House and possibly even the Senate. Basically, passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and repeal of...

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