Stacey Abrams marches in the 2017 Atlanta Pride parade.

Georgia Equality endorses Abrams for governor

The board of Georgia Equality has just announced its choice for the 83rd governor of the Peach State. The Board of Directors decided to endorse Stacey Abrams. Abrams, a Democrat, was minority leader of the G...

Georgia Equality releases first endorsement list

Georgia Equality recently released its first round of endorsements for the Democratic primary elections, which will take place on May 22. Additional endorsements will follow, especially after the advance voting...
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Presidential race: ‘It’s our equality, stupid’

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

“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.”

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Romney promises ENDA support in secret Log Cabin endorsement deal?

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Yesterday, gay conservative group Log Cabin Republicans officially endorsed Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney.

Left-leaning gay rights groups blasted the endorsement, saying the LCR had turned its back on the fight for LGBT equality. Out-going U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) also criticized the endorsement in a video posted to Youtube Tuesday. In it, Frank lays out the records of both Romney and his VP pick Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) on gay issues to poke holes in the LCR endorsement.

Ben Adler from The Nation did a little digging and speculates that LCR Executive Director R. Clarke Cooper was given assurances by the Romney campaign that the candidate would support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) as president. Such assurances helped convince LCR to endorse, Adler suggests.