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Eric Cantor heckled for opposing marriage equality

TweetWhile speaking yesterday at the Gerald Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was booed for opposing marriage equality. When the time came to take questions, Cantor was asked how he squares his support for states’ rights with his support for the federal Defense of Marriage Act. [...]
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Alabama on my mind: anti-immigrant legislation leads to humanitarian crisis

TweetIn Alabama, recently passed House Bill 56 (HB 56) requires local and state law enforcement to check the status of any person of whom they have “reasonable suspicion” of being undocumented, in a remix of Arizona’s unconstitutional SB 1070. The Alabama law also requires schools to check the immigration status of all new students. U.S. [...]
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Budget deal reached, Congressional approval pending

TweetAs you probably know by now, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders reached an agreement Sunday on a legislative package that will extend the federal debt ceiling, while cutting spending and guaranteeing further deficit-reduction steps, pending Congressional approval. Obama on the deal: Despite what some Republicans have argued I believe we have to ask the [...]
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Quick hit: the New York Times editorial board on anti-abortion legislation

TweetToday, the NYT’s editorial board is applauding the striking down of anti-abortion policies of the kind we’ve seen in Kansas and Indiana. In Indiana, the GOP has tried to de-fund Planned Parenthood, and in Kansas, the governor signed a law that would place on abortion clinics requirements so strict that it would be almost impossible [...]
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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand pushes for DOMA repeal

TweetIt’s been a hell of a couple of days for advocates of LGBT rights around here. On Friday night, the New York State senate sent a passed marriage equality bill to the desk of Governor Andrew Cuomo, who signed it into law right away. And on Sunday, the streets of New York were filled with [...]
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