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Tammy Baldwin Addresses GOP Senator's Gay Marriage Reversal | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.21.2013 | Gay Voices

Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, who in 2012 became the first openly gay person elected to the U.S. Senate, says she spent a full day in...

Amanda Terkel

Tammy Baldwin: Controversial Scott Walker Decision 'Driven By Politics' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is going after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) for rejecting the Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medcaid,...

Amanda Terkel

Tammy Baldwin To Vote For Chuck Hagel As Defense Secretary | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress' only openly gay senator intends to back former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) for Defense Secretary, confident that he will support...

We Are All Just People

Elan Barnehama | Posted 02.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Elan Barnehama

By any measure there have been tremendous gains in acceptance. But still, the list containing Mollie Olgin and Kristene Chapa, Jadin Bell, Tyler Clementi, Matthew Shepard, and countless others is not shrinking.

Amanda Terkel

Fate Of Filibuster In Mitch McConnell's Hands | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is joining the fight to reform the filibuster, arguing that change is needed to move beyond "political obstr...

Elise Foley

20 Women Make History In The Senate | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Amanda Terkel, Jennifer Bendery, Ryan Grim, Eliot Nelson and Laura Bassett contributed reporting. WASHINGTON -- Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat from Nor...

The 20th Anniversary Of A New Year's Resolution

Cindy Abel | Posted 03.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Cindy Abel

In 1993 I made my longest-lasting new year's resolution: Never again would I lie about my orientation unless it put me or those around me in physical danger. "I'll pump gas for a living and live in a shack if I have to," I thought, imagining the worst-case scenario, "but I'll live in truth."

Amanda Terkel

Tammy Baldwin Becomes The First Openly Gay Senator | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been nearly 40 years since Pam Bin-Rella has flown on an airplane. But she broke with her routine in order to be in Washington, D.C...

The 24 Best Moments For Women In 2012

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 12.31.2012 | Women

Here are our 24 favorite -- including epic accomplishments in politics, sports, business and culture and advances in marriage equality.

50 Women Who Made the 2012 Election (PHOTOS)

Nisha Chittal | Posted 02.26.2013 | Women
Nisha Chittal

Meet 50 women who were the behind-the-scenes rock stars of the 2012 election. Each of these women made a tremendous contribution to this year's election cycle and here, we highlight their efforts and successes.

Breakthrough Year

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

We are small and the world is great. But by keeping faith with our love, with our compatriots in the struggle and with fundamental principles of equality, freedom and justice, we have changed many hearts and proven that, in the words of the late Frank Kameny, "The tide of history is with us."

Amanda Terkel

Democrats Confident Tammy Baldwin Knows 'The Facts,' Assign Budget Committee Spot | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic leadership has given incoming Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) a prestigious position on the Senate Budget Committee, despite a Re...

My '2012 LGBT Predictions' Scorecard

Laurence Watts | Posted 02.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Laurence Watts

When I published my "10 LGBT Predictions for 2012," my forecasts were met with polite scorn by some. "This sounds like a wish-list more than predictions," was just one of the comments left by readers, so is with no small degree of self-satisfaction that I can now retort, "Oh, ye of little faith!"

The Obama Era: A New Age in American Politics

Brandon Hill | Posted 02.04.2013 | College
Brandon Hill

Folks, it is a new day in America. There is a new kind of rhythm in the streets. There is a new kind of voice in the fray. There is a new kind of optimism in the wind. Welcome to the Obama Era.

WATCH: 'Critical Thinking' Gives LGBT Post-Election Analysis

Waymon Hudson | Posted 01.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

Without a doubt, election night was a landslide victory for equality. Watching the historic results roll in on issues and candidates that matter to the progress of civil rights for LGBTQ people was truly a snapshot of just how much, and how quickly, this country has changed on social issues.

Despite Tea Party Takedown, Division Still Likely To Reign

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — When the next Congress cranks up in January, there will be more women, many new faces and 11 fewer tea party-backed House Republica...

Can Democrats Retake the House in 2014?

Mike Lux | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

The pundits will be predicting doom and gloom for sure. Not only did we fail to win the House back in a good Democratic year, they will remind us, but in the sixth year of a presidency the president's party almost always loses seats.

Giving Thanks In The World Of Politics

Posted 11.22.2012 | Politics

Politics sometimes has a tendency to be more give than take. And not in that whole "makers vs. takers" Fox Newsy way, but in the way that often times ...

Mitch McConnell and the Art of Dysfunction

Stanley Kutler | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

McConnell wanted the president not to propose his own agenda and policies, but to offer "solutions" that would satisfy Republicans -- and undoubtedly on their own terms. McConnell's boldness knows no boundaries.

The Other Loser in 2012

Mike Lux | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

The many losers on the Republican side were to my mind some of the people and groups who have degraded our politics and policies in the worst kind of way. But there is one other set of people and groups who lost in this election.

Election Day 2012: A Great Achievement for Women, But...

Joelle Wyser-Pratte | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Joelle Wyser-Pratte

Those who believe it's apples and oranges to compare ourselves to countries not of the same economic and social strata, can look at our allies and competitors and see the same disturbing trend.

Beating Big Money

Mike Lux | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Our delight at seeing Karl Rove's humiliation should not keep us from continuing to focus on the toughest question progressives always have to face: how to beat big money in politics.

The Gift That Just Keeps On Giving

Mike Lux | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

The American people in this election heard the generosity-breeds-dependency philosophy, and they heard Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats say that we are all in this together, that we are our brothers' and sisters' keepers, that we need to lift each other up.

What This Election Means for Women

Katrina Alcorn | Posted 01.15.2013 | Women
Katrina Alcorn

This election, a record number of women -- binders and binders full of them -- ran for office. Best of all... they won.

LOOK: Photos From The Night Tammy Baldwin Made History

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.14.2012 | Gay Voices

Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) made history on November 6 in the 2012 general election when she became the first openly gay senator in the nation to win a sea...