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Healthcare

Pro-Choice Legislators Finally Go On Offense To Protect Abortion Rights

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 2:26 PM November 15, 2013
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Senator Richard Blumenthal has introduced the “Women’s Health Protection Act of 2013″ aimed at curtailing the assault on women’s reproductive rights.

ENDA

Tammy Baldwin Tells John Boehner ENDA Will Pass: ‘Just Bring It Up For A Vote’ (Video)

by David Badash ● 2:07 PM November 11, 2013
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Tammy Baldwin last week told John Boenher that he he would let ENDA come to the floor for a vow it would pass. “Just bring it up for a vote,” the Democrat from Wisconsin urged.

News

Tammy Baldwin, Elizabeth Warren Send Bipartisan Letter Asking To End Gay Blood Ban

by David Badash ● 10:18 AM August 3, 2013
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Tammy Baldwin and Elizabeth Warren were joined by a bipartisan group of 84 of their colleagues asking Kathleen Sebelius to end the ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood.

News

Sen. Tammy Baldwin Wants To See If Hagel’s Apology Is ‘Sincere And Sufficient’

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM January 8, 2013
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Newly sworn in Senator Tammy Baldwin wants to speak with former GOP Senator Chuck Hagel, whom President Obama yesterday nominated to be Secretary of Defense, “to see if his apology is sincere and sufficient.”

Farce

On Our Radar – Family Planning Greets Catholic Abortion Protesters With Frisky Gay Balloons

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:00 AM November 11, 2012

They gathered all the employees of the Wausau Family Planning Clinic to warn them Catholics protesters were coming to hold an “Adoration of the Eucharist.” One of the new staffers was heard to whisper, “What’s an Adoration of the Uterus?” Today Clinic Director Lon Newman and his big red dancing gay balloons are On Our Radar.

News

Tammy Baldwin’s Double-Digit Lead Could Make Her First Openly-Gay US Senator

by David Badash ● 2:49 PM October 1, 2012
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Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin has opened up a double digit lead over former Republican Governor Tommy Thompson in their race to fill Wisconsin’s open U.S. Senate seat.

Marriage

Tammy Baldwin And Tommy Thompson Debate Same-Sex Marriage (Exclusive Video)

by David Badash ● 3:51 PM September 29, 2012
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Democrat Tammy Baldwin debated Republican Tommy Thompson on gay marriage, saying, “I believe the principles of equality and I certainly support marriage equality.”

Democratic National Convention

DNC 2012 — Watch: Tammy Baldwin, First Openly Gay US Senate Candidate

by David Badash ● 7:02 PM September 6, 2012
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Rep. Tammy Baldwin, Democrat from Wisconsin, and running for the U.S. Senate, spoke at tonight’s DNC 2012 convention, pointing out Scott Walker’s attack on unions.

Democratic National Convention

Kathleen Sebelius, Other Top Democrats Address DNC’s Largest-Ever LGBT Caucus

by James Nichols ● 10:15 AM September 5, 2012
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HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Rep. Tammy Baldwin and DNCC CEO Steve Kerrigan among speakers at DNC’s LGBT Caucus.

Celebrities

Nancy Sinatra Announces Support For Lesbian US Senate Candidate Tammy Baldwin

by David Badash ● 10:35 AM August 20, 2012
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Nancy Sinatra, the iconic “These Boots Were Made For Walkin’” songstress, announced her support for Tammy Baldwin, running to become the first openly-gay US Senator.

News

Tammy Baldwin, First Openly Gay US Senate Candidate, Needs Your Help Now

by David Badash ● 2:40 PM August 15, 2012
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Baldwin, a Democrat in office since 1999, will be the first openly-lesbian U.S Senator if she wins in November. If she loses, she’s out of national politics for now.

News

First Gay Senator? Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin Announces Senate Campaign

by David Badash ● 12:06 PM September 6, 2011
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Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, a lesbian, announced her candidacy to run for the Senate seat currently held by Wisconsin Democrat Herb Kohl who is retiring.

Don't Ask Don't Tell

DADT: Barney Frank Asks Obama To Veto Any Anti-Gay Defense Bill

by David Badash ● 12:51 PM June 6, 2011
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Barney Frank today sent a letter to President Obama asking him to make it “explicit” that he would veto a bill that would undermine repeal of DADT.

Discrimination

39 Days Left, Condi Still Mum. 3 Congress Members Beg Her To Sign UN Declaration Guaranteeing Gays Will Not Be Persecuted. No Response.

by David Badash ● 11:16 AM December 12, 2008

  On Monday I wrote, “Bush Administration Refuses To Join Half The World In Asking United Nations to Decriminalize Homosexuality” about the importance of International Human Rights Day, and that there would be a “declaration calling for the global decriminalisation of homosexuality” put before the United Nations’ General Assembly. Half the world has signed the statement [...]