Results tagged “GOP” from Last Word

"America is a place where the freedom to be who you are shouldn’t be a barrier to your ability to get a job and provide for your family." -- Paul Singer, billionaire hedge fund founder and Republican donor, regarding his $375,000 donation to help push the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) which would help stop discrimination against LGBT ... [Read]

Rick Perry seems to have forgotten his own arguments again. Just days before the Iowa Caucus vote, Perry spoke at the Blue Strawberry Coffee Company in Cedar Rapids. A video of his attempt to woo voters was recorded by CSPAN. In his speech, he repeated a desire to use Federal tax money to inject religion into public services, and he also forgot ... [Read]

"It's been a myth for many years." Marcus Bachmann, following up on his wife GOP Republican candidate Michelle Bachmann's response to a woman at an Iowa campaign stop in which the candidate was asked if she was aware that 10% of the population was gay. "That's according to the Kinsey Report," replied the candidate, and Marcus followed up with his ... [Read]

In terms of civil rights, in terms of the progress of human decency, one of the clearest political victories of 2011 -- a long and cruelly delayed victory -- is the triumph, last June, of marriage equality in the State of New York. This is a victory that will, if we are lucky, spread to many more states and has ... [Read]

Rick Perry heckled at Iowa coffee shop

Posted by Randy Shulman
December 12, 2011 8:39 AM |
"Why are you demonizing gay and lesbian people?" An unidentified heckler at an Iowa coffee shop following remarks by Governor Rick Perry. Perry is airing a campaign ad in Iowa in which he says "there's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school." Perry ... [Read]