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58 Mostly Gay Conservatives Sign Statement Denouncing 'Intolerance' of Brendan Eich Critics

7 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Fifty-eight mostly gay conservatives including Peter Thiel, Andrew Sullivan, and Ken Mehlman have signed a statement denouncing "some supporters of gay equality" for being intolerant of people who do not see gays as equal citizens. They point by example to...

Historic Day in Georgia for Equal Marriage-in a Good Way!

Ten years ago Georgia voters shamefully passed a Constitutional Amendment banning same sex marriage - Thanks Ken Mehlman. At that time Republicans needed a scary issue to mobilize the religious right in the 2004 elections. It worked, kind of.  Today however, the Marriage part of that Amendment has been challenged with a

Power List 2014: KEN MEHLMAN

7 months agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

Businessman/Political Strategist, 47Since coming out in 2010, former Republican National Committee chairman Mehlman has been a revolutionary leader in his party. Through his work with the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), Mehlman persuaded dozens of conservatives to sign a brief to the Supreme Court condemning California’s Prop 8. Show More Summary

Out's 100 Most Eligible Bachelors

10 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Out Magazine has published its annual 100 Most Eligible Bachelors list and while bear icon/PA state Rep. Brian Sims is on the list...so is Ken Mehlman. Also featured: Jason Collins, Mo Rocca, Nate Silver, and Ricky Martin.

The Marriage Movement In One Gif

12 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Note the avalanche of constitutional bans during the 2004-2006 reign of Ken Mehlman as RNC chairman. (Via JMG reader Win)

Ask Ken Mehlman Anything: What’s The Future For Marriage Equality?

A reader understandably asks: I think your readers are a little bit more interested in what Ken was thinking while he was in the closet and shepherding anti-gay marriage laws in several states as head of the Republican Party. Why hasn’t he been asked this? Because he felt that he had adequately addressed that question […]

RNC Chairs: Empty rhetoric over real results

Reince Priebus is following the well-worn path of previous RNC Chairmen, including Michael Steele, Mike Duncan, Mel Martinez and Ken Mehlman who all pledged and failed to bring the Republican Party into the 21st Century. It’s clear that...Show More Summary

Ask Ken Mehlman Anything: Why Work On Marriage Equality?

In today’s video, Ken details why he wanted to get into the fight for marriage equality: Ken’s previous answers are here. Our full Ask Anything archive is here.

Ask Ken Mehlman Anything: Reaching Out To Religious Conservatives

In our second video from the former RNC chair, he highlights how social and religious conservatives should see marriage equality as an advancement of their ideals, not a threat:  

Reince Priebus vs. Ken Mehlman on gay marriage

One man is the current chairman of the Republican Party; the other man held that job six years ago. And they have two fundamentally different views on the subject of same-sex marriage In an interview with the CBN's David Brody that was released today, current Republican National …

Ask Ken Mehlman Anything: Talking To Republicans About Marriage Equality

In our first video from Ken, he explains how to talk Republicans about marriage equality, as well as how to counter the most prominent arguments against it: Ken Mehlman is a businessman, attorney, and political figure who held several national posts in the GOP and Bush administration. He managed Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign, which used anti-gay […]

Ask Ken Mehlman Anything

Ken Mehlman is a businessman, attorney, and political figure who held several national posts in the Republican Party and Bush administration. He managed Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign and subsequently chaired the RNC from 2005 to 2007. Mehlman subsequently worked for the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, then became the Global Head of Public Affairs […]

AFTER DOMA: Ken Mehlman on What’s Next

last yearLGBT / Gay : Out.com

'Making the case from a conservative values perspective is an imperative, not an option' read more

News: Darren Criss, NSA, Pet Shop Boys, Ken Mehlman, NFL Fans

last yearLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Revealed: the top secret rules that allow NSA to use U.S. data without a warrant. Ken Mehlman profiled in the NYT: "He remains controversial, both applauded and vilified. On the left, he is either an unlikely hero or a hypocritical....

NYT Ponders Legacy Of Ken Mehlman

last yearLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The New York Times is wondering what Ken Mehlman's legacy will be regarding LGBT rights. Mr. Mehlman, 46, remains the hyper-intense, guarded strategist he was in his Bush days, with the same habit of looking past people instead of meeting their eyes. Show More Summary

News: Chely Wright, Eurovision, Kevin Keller, Jinkx Monsoon, Tblisi

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Ken Mehlman publishes op-ed urging marriage equality in the Las Vegas Sun. NYC, c. 1947. It's Tan Mom: the music video. WaPo: Will the Supreme Court take into account the recent marriage equality victories? Tory activists urge PM David Cameron...

Who's Changing GOP Minds on Marriage? Mehlman, LCR Director Weigh In

Obama, the public, or even Mitt Romney? Ken Mehlman and the Log Cabin Republicans' executive director tell us who they think is helping some Republicans evolve on marriage equality. read more

Power List 2013: KEN MEHLMAN

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

Businessman, Political Strategist, 46 read more

Why The GOP Can't Claim To Be The Party Of Self-Determination And Oppose Gay Marriage

This week the Supreme Court hears two cases regarding same-sex marriage and its attendant issues, and the battle lines are no longer neatly drawn. Following the lead of former Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman, I signed...Show More Summary

C-SPAN2 video of today’s marriage panel

2 years agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

It’s not embeddable, but here’s a link to a video (may not work in all browsers) of today’s panel on the Marriage Cases at Cato, with Evan Wolfson of Freedom to Marry, former Republican National Committee chair Ken Mehlman, and Cato’s Ilya Shapiro, with me as moderator. Show More Summary

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