Tag: U.S. Senate

Alameel addresses Stonewall as LGBT equality advocate

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate David Alameel attended the Stonewall Democrats meeting on Tuesday, the first time he has had contact with the state’s largest Democratic organization. He faces Kesha Rodgers in a runoff. The Texas Democratic Party has issued a warning against Rodgers whose main platform is impeaching President Obama.

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Craig James: I’m not a Nazi

A while back Resource Center Dallas’ Rafael McDonnell pointed out that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Craig James had hired an openly gay campaign consultant, the legendary Arthur Finkelstein. Finkelstein, who married...

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Judiciary committee passes measure to repeal DOMA

Sponsor acknowledges votes aren’t there yet to get Respect for Marriage Act approved by Senate Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@me.com The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Nov. 10, voted to recommend passage...

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Senate confirms gay U.S. attorney for W. Texas

The U.S. Senate confirmed Robert Lee Pitman (right), an openly gay man, as U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas on Monday. Pitman is believed to be the first openly gay U.S. attorney in Texas, but he is not the first...

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Ready for the fight

Baldwin says she doesn’t believe anti-gay attacks against her in her U.S. Senate bid would work with Wisconsin voters   Openly gay members of Congress Rep. Tammy Baldwin, center, and Rep. Jared Polis, right, answer...

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Tammy Baldwin joins U.S. Senate race

Rep. Tammy Baldwin Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin entered the race Tuesday for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Herb Kohl, becoming the first Democrat to officially...

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Candidate touts Democratic values

Sean Hubbard plans to campaign as a liberal, including supporting same-sex marriage DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com “I’m tired of the Democratic Party being afraid,” said Sean Hubbard, 30, who is running to...

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Senate hearing on DOMA repeal is set

‘Respect for Marriage Act’ has 27 co-sponsors so far, all Democrats LISA KEEN | Keen News Service lisakeen@me.com The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled Wednesday, July 20, at 10 a.m. to hear testimony on a bill to...

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Oetken sidesteps questions on brief in sodomy case

Paul Oetken Gay court nominee says arguments in brief he wrote for Lawrence v. Texas expressed his client’s views, not necessarily his LISA KEEN  |  Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com When openly gay federal district court...

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