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France pushes ahead on gay marriage

Written by AP Thursday, 08 November 2012 05:19

President Francois Hollande's Cabinet pushed ahead with a controversial French bill Wednesday that could see gay marriage legalized early next year, defying vocal opposition in the majority Catholic country from religious leaders, the rural heartland and the conservative opposition.

The French leader's top ministers approved the bill legalizing marriage and adoption for same-sex couples, sending it to the legislature for debate, only one day after three American states, Maine and Maryland, became the first in the U.S. to approve same-sex marriage in a popular vote.

Landslide win for LGBT equality

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 07:49

Tammy Baldwin at her victory party. - PHOTO: Tammy Baldwin WI

LGBT leaders rushed forward to cheer milestones and mandates after voters delivered a series of victories at the ballot box on Nov. 6.

Tammy Baldwin's victory speech: Excerpts

Written by WiG Wednesday, 07 November 2012 05:31

U.S. Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin. - PHOTO: Baldwin for Senate

U.S. Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin delivered her victory speech in Madison, Wis., after defeating former Gov. Tommy Thompson in the closely watched race. Baldwin is the first openly gay person elected to the U.S. Senate and the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Wisconsin. She also helped the Democrats secure a majority in the chamber.

Election 2012: Counting the votes

Written by WiG Tuesday, 06 November 2012 21:55

At about 11:20 p.m., major media outlets projected that Barack Obama and Joe Biden had won re-election.

Voters recall anti-gay Michigan mayor

Written by AP,
WiG reports
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 12:14

A suburban Detroit mayor and tea party favorite who was criticized for an anti-gay slur and for opposing a largely federally funded transportation center has been recalled from office.

Troy, Mich., residents voted 52 percent to 48 percent on Nov. 6 to remove Mayor Janice Daniels as part-time leader of the city of 80,000.

Mitt Romney's concession speech: Transcript

Written by AP reports Wednesday, 07 November 2012 05:50

Mitt Romney campaigns in Denver. - PHOTO: Romney for America

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivered his concession speech from Boston. The following is a transcript provided from Roll Call.

Voters approve gay marriage in Maine, Maryland

Written by WiG Tuesday, 06 November 2012 23:29

Voters on Nov. 6 approved measures to legalize same-sex marriage in Maine and in Maryland.

A measure to legalize gay marriage in Washington was polling ahead late Nov. 6 while an anti-gay effort to amend the Minnesota constitution to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman was facing defeat.

Live blogging from Tammy Baldwin's election night headquarters

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff reporter
Tuesday, 06 November 2012 18:18

Political history could be made tonight for the State of Wisconsin and for all LGBT Americans.

Iowa retains justice on gay marriage case

Written by WiG Wednesday, 07 November 2012 12:12

Iowa voters on Nov. 6 retained Justice David Wiggins on the state supreme court.

Wiggins survived a Christian right campaign to remove him from the bench. Bob Vander Plaats, head of the Iowans For Freedom committee to oust Wiggins, conceded defeat but told the Des Moines Register that the margin was “not a great validation for Justice Wiggins.”

President Barack Obama's victory speech: Transcript

Written by WiG Wednesday, 07 November 2012 05:42

President Barack Obama delivered his victory speech in Chicago at McCormick Place early Nov. 7 after securing enough votes to win the electoral college and four more years in the White House.

The following is a transcript provided by the White House.

Obama wins re-election, Baldwin headed for Senate

Written by WiG Tuesday, 06 November 2012 22:32

At about 11:20 p.m., major media outlets projected that President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden had won re-election with the addition of Ohio in the Democratic column.

An email from the president to supporters shortly before 11:30 p.m. said, "I'm about to go speak to the crowd here in Chicago, but I wanted to thank you first.

Analysis: Looking to Ohio on Election Day

Written by AP reports Tuesday, 06 November 2012 12:47

Ohio could well decide the next president – the state has chosen the winner in the last 12 presidential elections and it’s pivotal to the strategies of both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

The Ohio winner has usually done particularly well in his party’s traditionally strong areas and better than expected in other regions.