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NOH8 On The Hill: 10 Members Of Congress Pose For Marriage Equality (PHOTOS)

Laurence Watts | Posted 04.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Laurence Watts


For Democrats, Embrace of Options Must Extend Beyond Celebratory Week

Malcom Glenn | Posted 08.21.2012 | Denver
Malcom Glenn

There's frequent talk of how the school choice debate no longer falls along traditional ideological lines -- of how courageous Democrats are embracing charters, vouchers, and other reforms. Last week was proof positive of the turning tide.

Rep. Polis On SOPA: 'The Internet Is For Porn'

Posted 12.19.2011 | Denver

Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) knows a thing or two about the internet. After graduating from Princeton, Polis proceeded to make millions dabbling in...

Lucia Graves

Federal Interference In State Medical Marijuana Laws Is A Low Priority | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.08.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday reiterated the Justice Department's support for the Ogden memo, which in 2009 declared that the...

PHOTOS: Who Will Be The Next Barney Frank?

Posted 12.06.2011 | Gay Voices

Liberal champion Barney Frank's decision not to seek re-election has been deemed a considerable blow to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) ...

WATCH: Out Congress Members Tell Youth 'It Gets Better'

Waymon Hudson | Posted 01.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

2011-11-29-congressitgetsbettervideo.jpgThe Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus has released a powerful "It Gets Better" video.

Iran Threat Reduction Act Actually Enhances Threat of War

Stephen Zunes | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Stephen Zunes

Never in the history of this country has Congress ever restricted the right of the White House or State Department to meet with representatives of a foreign state, even in wartime. If this measure passes, it will establish a dangerous precedent.

Religious Right Group Not Happy with News of Jared Polis' Newborn

Alvin McEwen | Posted 12.05.2011 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

There are times when the National Organization for Marriage is so anti-gay that it burns, such as the post on its blog regarding the birth of Congress...

Amanda Terkel

Jared Polis Becomes First Openly Gay Parent In Congress | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) is a proud father of a newborn baby, making him the first openly gay parent in the U.S. Congress. On Frid...

Proposed School Lunch Rules Have Colo. Delegates Playing Hot Potato

Posted 11.19.2011 | Denver

A federal proposal to alter the makeup of school lunches has a few of Colorado's political representatives playing hot potato. Senator Mark Udall...

Pelosi To Speak In Denver, Attend Fundraiser In Boulder

Posted 10.30.2011 | Denver

Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, will be speaking in Denver and Boulder Tuesday. In Denver, Pelosi will be speaking a...

Selective States' Rights

Edward Flattau | Posted 09.27.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

When states' rights clash with Congressional Republicans' ideological agenda, they can reverse field on a dime and become stalwart centrists. The double standard is very much on display in the enforcement of federal pollution laws.

Polis, Udall, Bennet All Applaud Repeal of DADT

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.24.2011 | Denver

After almost two decades of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy in the United States armed services, a landmark victory for gay rights was made last...

Watch: Rep. Jared Polis's Three-Step Plan To Cut Deficit

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.19.2011 | Denver

Representative Jared Polis shared his thoughts on economic reform with Fox News on Wednesday. Polis opens the interview acknowledging "we all know we ...

Congressman, Longtime Partner To Become Parents

AP | Posted 08.29.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado and his longtime partner say they're expecting to be parents in September. The Denver Post reports that Polis ...

Zach Carter

Small Businesses Bash 'Tax Holiday' Plan For Corporate Titans | Zach Carter | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Debra Ruh runs TecAccess, a small business that works with large companies and the federal government to help make their tech products a...

Elise Foley

Progressives Push For Job Growth On Tour (VIDEO) | Elise Foley | Posted 08.18.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Congressional Progressive Caucus launched a tour Saturday to push for job creation, an attempt to combat the House Republican messa...

Elise Foley

Jared Polis Defends Obama: 'He's The Best President This Country Has Ever Had On LGBT Issues' | Elise Foley | Posted 08.18.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS -- After heated criticism of President Barack Obama on gay issues at Netroots Nation, openly gay Congressman Jared Polis defended Obama on...

Real Reforms for a Real Future for Our Kids

Rep. Jared Polis | Posted 08.09.2011 | Education
Rep. Jared Polis

I've had enough of watching my colleagues play politics with our kids' futures. I'm putting together a list of education reforms -- real reforms -- to promote in Congress, and I want your help.

More Rights Proposed For Colorado’s Pot-Businesses

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.26.2011 | Denver

Lead by Colorado U.S. Representative Jared Polis, along with a unified coalition of bipartisan congressional support, three new bills to improve acces...

Ryan Grim

House Dems Turning To iPads For Vote Counts | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alabama Rep. Oscar W. Underwood became the first House Democratic Whip in 1899, serving in the 56th Congress. Underwood's job was a simp...

Pick on Someone Your Own Size

Rep. Jared Polis | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jared Polis

Would you stand up in defense of a child who was being bullied? I hope your answer is yes. Now, what if that child were gay? Hopefully, you didn't have to give that question any more thought than the first one.

Opportunity Scholarships in D.C. Give Lawmakers Chance to Put Actions to Words

Malcom Glenn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Malcom Glenn

The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program has improved reading scores for students involved and raised graduation rates for program participants to 91 percent.

Elise Foley

Democrats Aim For Repeal Of Federal Same-Sex Marriage Ban | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats launched a repeal effort against the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, introducing companion bills in both chambers of Con...

Polis, DeGette Once-Again Introduce Fracking Oversight Bill

Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette and Jared Polis, both Colorado Democrats, have once again introduced the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals...