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USA: Log Cabin Slams the Republican Party

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

LOGCABIN_AD_ARTICLEPAGEX400DEEPThe Log Cabin republicans slammed the GOP in a new ad over the party’s abysmal record on LGBT issues. The Advocate reports:

Evoking GOP patron saint Ronald Reagan’s infamous “big tent” imagery, the ad reads, “Reagan’s big tent isn’t what it used to be. If the Republican Party wants to win future elections and set this country back on sound financial footing, it must put an end to its obsession with opposing equal rights for LGBT Americans.” The ad concludes with an ominous indictment: “If you don’t make the tent bigger, you might as well fold it up and go home.”

Will the party listen? Not bloody likely.

Log Cabin Republicans Speak Out About GOP’s Anti-Gay Platform

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Log Cabin Republicans Speak Out About GOP's Anti-Gay PlatformThe Log Cabin Republicans believed their presence at this year’s GOP national convention would help move their party toward equality. They, as many predicted, were wrong, because the Republican platform is just as discriminatory and hateful as ever.

“The platform affirms the rights of states and the federal government not to recognize same-sex marriage,” reads the party manifesto. “It backs a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.”

Authored By Andrew Belonsky – See the Full Story at Towleroad.com

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USA: Will the Log Cabin Republicans Endorse Romney?

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Log Cabin RepublicansMitt Romney swept a series of GOP presidential primaries this week as news surfaced that Newt Gingrich will suspend his campaign on Tuesday.

With Romney poised to wrap up the Republican nomination — and ready to pivot to the general election contest — his campaign announced the appointment of a gay man, Richard Grenell, to serve as national security and foreign policy spokesman.

The developments this week raise questions about whether the Log Cabin Republicans will endorse Romney for president, despite his promise to pursue a federal amendment banning same-sex marriage, among other anti-gay positions he’s articulated during the primary season.

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Log Cabin Republicans Support GOP Defense of DOMA

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Log Cabin RepublicansGay GOP group Log Cabin Republicans support House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court.

Boehner on Friday announced the creation of a five-member panel to consider whether to instruct he House’s nonpartisan Office of the General Counsel to defend the law after President Barack Obama announced the Department of Justice would no longer defend the law because he believed parts of it are unconstitutional. DOMA bans federal agencies from recognizing the legal marriages of gay and lesbian couples and allows states to ignore such marriages from out of state.

While six House Democrats – including its four openly gay members – on Friday released a statement in support of the president’s decision, R. Clarke Cooper, the executive director of Log Cabin Republicans, appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball to support Boehner.

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CA: Log Cabin Sues Government Over Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

A district court judge in California has agreed to hear the Log Cabin Republican’s challenge to DADT.

Lawyer Dan Woods says U.S. District Court Judge Virginia A. Phillips in Riverside, Calif. agreed Monday to send the case to trial July 13. Woods is representing the Log Cabin Republicans, a group rights group. He says the group hopes to end the 1993 policy by having it declared unconstitutional. If the group wins, Woods says it could set a precedent for the entire nation. The Obama administration supports the drive to repeal the ban but faces a tough road ahead in the full Senate, where Republicans are likely to filibuster it.

The big question now is how vigorously the Obama administration will defend itself against the suit.

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