For the first time in over ten years, Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls will be invited to a forum to discuss LGBTQ policies, reported the Washington Post.The candidates will discuss issues around LGBTQ...
Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia is the only one of the 45 senate Democrats who has not backed the Equality Act, reported WDTV.Manchin released a statement on his reasoning for not supporting the anti-d...
Independent senator Bernie Sanders has announced he will be running for president in the 2020 election, reported Gay Star News.Sanders ran in 2016 as a Democrat, despite being an independent democratic soci...
Openly gay Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg has announced he will run for President in 2020, reported the Wall Street Journal.The Afghanistan veteran emphasized his youth – he’s only 37 years old – in a video p...
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Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams graced this year’s Pride Parade yesterday afternoon.The Democrat rode through the streets of Atlanta atop a white Jeep, framed by rainbow balloons, while waving a rainb...
No matter what the forecast held, state legislators were required by law to brave snow, sleet, hail and high water to be under the Gold Dome this morning to kick off the 2017 session.Notably absent from the...
A messy divorce, a gay cousin from DeKalb County who traveled to New York to get legally married, the influence of young Democrats, being a self-proclaimed "bald-head fat redneck" — these are the reasons DuBose Porter, the new chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia, gave as to how he evolved on the issue on marriage equality.
Porter spoke about his "evolution" at today's Democratic Party LGBT Caucus meeting where he spoke openly and frankly about his past and what he hopes for the future of the party on progressive issues, including gay marriage.
DuBose Porter, former Speaker of the House of the Georgia General Assembly, was elected to lead the Democratic Party of Georgia on Aug. 31. And he says he has evolved on marriage equality and is putting his anti-gay past — including in 2004 voting twice in favor to support the state's constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage — behind him.
After the GA Voice asked today about his position on marriage equality, Porter issued this statement late today:
"My opinion on marriage equality has evolved like most everyone else’s in the country. People need the right to marry who they love. Period," he said.
Michelle Nunn, daughter of former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn, officially jumped into the race today as a Democrat to replace Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss — and she's already been tagged as being President Obama's "hand-picked liberal" by none other than gay-hating GOP candidate Karen Handel.
Nunn is CEO of Points of Light, a nonprofit with close ties to the Bush family.
In an interview with Jim Galloway, political reporter for the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Nunn said she personally favors marriage equality.
“It’s the economy, stupid.”
Campaign strategist James Carville’s tagline for Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential race has been a political catchphrase ever since.
“It’s about the empathy, stupid.”
That’s the headline Slate.com writer Dalia Lithwick used to sum up the importance of President Barack Obama’s May 2012 announcement that he had come to personally support same-sex marriage.
“It’s our equality, stupid.”