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80 Democratic Senators Call Bull On One Year Gay Blood Deferral, Urge Obama Administration To Lift Ban

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Democratic Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, along with 78 other congressional Democrats, urged the Obama Administration to lift the ban on gay men donating blood on Monday, calling the 1983 policy archaic and a scientifically...

Elizabeth Warren Says Gay Men Should Be Able To Donate Blood

Elizabeth Warren and a host of Democratic lawmakers are demanding the Obama administration stand up for gay rights. A coalition of 80 senators and House members spearheaded by the Massachusetts senator—alongside Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Reps. Show More Summary

Cruz Was Tammy Baldwin's Secret Santa

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Sen. Al Franken launched a Secret Santa program in the Senate in 2011 in order to bridge the "partisan divide." This year the very anti-gay Ted Cruz drew the name of lesbian Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Via Wisconsin's Cap Times: Thanks to the...Show More Summary

Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders get off Israel bandwagon, for once

88 Senators warn Palestinians against taking unilateral actions against Israel at the UN. But Warren and Sanders don't sign on for once, joining a refuser caucus that includes Tammy Baldwin, Rand Paul and Lisa Murkowsk

News: Tammy Baldwin, Beyonce, Stormtroopers, Tom Brady

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Woman files lawsuit against Beyonce and Jay-Z claiming to be Blue Ivy's mother. Queer Nation targets Sen. Tammy Baldwin over her support for ENDA, which Queer Nation is fighting against over its broad religious exemptions. 99-year-old great-great-grandmother Ida Keeling steals...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: George Will Slices And Dices Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Dianne Fein…

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: George Will Slices And Dices Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and Robert Casey (D-Pa.) on Campus Sexual Assault Rules.

Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) Reacts After Gay Marriage Ruling: 'The Wisconsin I Know Deserves Better'

6 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Wisconsin's Attorney General JB Van Hollen and Senator Tammy Baldwin released statements following yesterday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb which put gay marriages on hold in the state. Said Van Hollen: “I am very pleased that Judge Crabb...

George Will responds to senators on his sexual assault column

Editor’s note: On Thursday, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and Robert Casey (D-Pa.) sent a letter to Post columnist George Will objecting to his column published online last Friday about sexual assault on college campuses. Today, Will sent the senators a response. Here is an excerpt: Dear Senators Blumenthal, […]

Anti-war Baldwin fights for more military ships

By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. — The military industrial complex has found an unexpected ally in U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Baldwin, who previously sponsored legislation that would prevent taxes collected from people opposed to war from being spent for military purposes, is now nearing victory in her fight to purchase additional military...

What Does LGBT Power Look Like in 2014

8 months agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

Tim Cook, Rachel Maddow, and Tammy Baldwin are in the top 5; newcomers Michael Sam and Robin Roberts crack the top 10; Jennifer Pritzker becomes the first transgender person on the list. read more

Monday Speed Read: Ohio Marriage, Nevada GOP, Tammy Baldwin, Mark Takano, Kyrsten Sinema

8 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

BY LISA KEEN / Keen News Service OHIO DECISION EXPECTED TODAY: Today is the self-imposed deadline a federal judge in Cincinnati set for issuing a formal ruling that Ohio’s ban on same-sex couples marrying is unconstitutional. State Attorney General Mike...

Thursday Morning Speed Read: Mississippi, Lesbian Chef, Tammy Baldwin, New Mexico, Scrutiny Rehearing

9 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

BY LISA KEEN / Keen News Service LGBT RALLY FOR VETO: LGBT groups will hold a rally on the lawn of the State Capitol in Jackson, Mississippi, at noon CDT today, in protest over the passage of a religious bias...

Congressmen Propose National Resale Royalty Act for Artists

10 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

US Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Ed Markey (D-MA) and Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) have introduced a bill that would give visual artists royalties on the resale of their work, or droit de suite, Congress announced this afternoon.

Senate Women Say: Raise the Minimum Wage!

Co-authored by: Senator Mazie Hirono Senator Tammy Baldwin Last week, the Democratic women senators stood together at an amazing event where we delivered a very important message: No American woman should ever work a full-time job and...Show More Summary

Social Advocacy & Politics: “The Senate is the Enemy?"

Prior to the President’s arrival in the House chambers, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) joked about his sitting next to fellow freshman senator Democrat Tammy Baldwin (WI). In the wake of the Arizona State Republican Party censuring Senator John McCain (R-AZ) for being too liberal, Flake suggested his sitting with “the enemy” might escalate the situation. read more

The Year In Lesbians

by Jordan Alexander Stein On January 3, Tammy Baldwin assumed office as the first openly gay person ever elected to the US Senate. She didn’t think it was a big deal, though, and kept repeating in interviews that “I didn’t run to make history.” But the voters had spoken, and they sounded pretty excited about lesbian leaders. Show More Summary

"Religious Liberty": The Next Big Front in the Culture Wars

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Senator Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat from Wisconsin and the chamber's first openly gay member, is surrounded by fellow Democrats just before a historic vote on legislation outlawing workplace discriminationShow More Summary

Tammy Baldwin to Boehner on ENDA: 'Just Bring It Up for a Vote' — VIDEO

last yearLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) appeared on Andrea Mitchell Reports yesterday prior to the successful vote to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Baldwin spoke about the bill's chances in the House and what she would tell House Speaker John Boehner, who...

WATCH: Tammy Baldwin Has a Message for John Boehner About ENDA

Wisconsin senator Tammy Baldwin, the first openly gay person to be elected to the U.S. Senate, offered a direct message to the man in charge of the House of Representatives — where she served from 1999 to 2013 — regarding the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. read more

Tammy Baldwin Tells Boehner: 'Just Bring ENDA Up for a Vote'

last yearLGBT / Gay : Out.com

Display Title: Tammy Baldwin Tells Boehner: 'Just Bring ENDA Up for a Vote' Short Teaser Title: WATCH: Tammy Baldwin Tells Boehner: 'Just Bring ENDA Up for a Vote' The nation's first openly gay senator has a message for the Republican speaker of the House. read more

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