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HRC Reveals NOM's Big Spending in Iowa PDF Print E-mail
Sep 16, 2010 at 09:46 AM

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), which has a history of trying to defeat pro-equality state candidates in Iowa, this week reported spending more than $235,000 on a television ad that targets three justices on the Iowa Supreme Court who were part of a unanimous 2009 decision ruling that the equal protection provision of the Iowa Constitution guarantees gay and lesbian couples the same right to marry as heterosexual couples.

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HRC Endorses Chris Coons for Senate in Delaware PDF Print E-mail
Sep 16, 2010 at 07:36 AM

The Human Rights Campaign – the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization – announced the endorsement of Democrat Chris Coons for the U.S. Senate from Delaware. Coons, the current Newcastle County executive, is a steadfast supporter of equality who has pledged to be a voice for fairness in the Senate. His opponent, Republican nominee Christine O’Donnell, holds wildly radical views on LGBT and other issues.

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More "Bad Attention" and More Hateful Smears from Iowa Republicans PDF Print E-mail
Aug 23, 2010 at 08:07 AM

Another Republican running for state office has weighed in on Jeremy Walters' reprehensible comments. Dave Leach, who is running for Iowa state Senate, says that the Republican Party of Iowa erred in denouncing Walters for claiming that AIDS is a punishment from God for homosexuality.

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Statement By Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese On Annise Parker Winning The Houston Mayoral Race PDF Print E-mail
Dec 13, 2009 at 11:05 AM

"Another milestone in the quest for LGBT equality was reached last night with the historic election of Annise Parker as Mayor of Houston.  Annise is an incredibly qualified and gifted public servant, who focused her campaign on public safety, the economy and the future of Houston."

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Human Rights Campaign Applauds Selection of John Pérez as California Speaker of the House PDF Print E-mail
Dec 10, 2009 at 09:09 PM

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, applauded today’s selection of Assemblyman John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) as the next Speaker of the House in the California State Assembly.  Pérez, who served this year as the Democratic Caucus Chairman, is the first openly gay man to hold the state assembly’s top leadership position.  The selection makes Pérez the first openly gay state Speaker of the House in the country.

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