Elections

Redder reds, bluer blues; Purple, not so much

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November 26, 2012
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  The adage that this is the best of times and the worst of times is about to take on new meaning in statehouses across the country. Progressive states will have more leeway to enact social justice-oriented policies and states that trend conservative will be able to push state laws farther on the right. That’s because […]

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What happened (and will happen) in the states

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November 10, 2012
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  Progressives are celebrating the string of four successes in marriage ballots last Tuesday, but if you dig deeper, the news is even better. In several key state governments, the level where many LGBT and women’s rights issues are determined, the sky got significantly bluer and/or conservative initiatives flopped. Drill down into all the analysis […]

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The gay marriage sweep: This is what a tipping point looks like

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November 7, 2012
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Supporters of gay marriage won all four ballot question contests, in a display that drives home the extent to which popular opinion on this issue has shifted in an historically short period of time. As of January 1, 2013, there will be 10 jurisdictions in the United States where same-sex couples can marry. According to […]

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Congratulations Senator Baldwin

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November 7, 2012
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  Wisconsin voters have elected the first openly gay person to the United States Senate, where she will join Elizabeth Warren and a few more (than yesterday) other women. Baldwin won by 163,204 votes. 

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Election night storm watch

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November 4, 2012
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It’s been less than a week since Sandy (and the nightmare continues for many), but Tuesday night could be another wild ride. With the presidential election still close, and control of the Senate hanging in the balance, it’s going to be a bumpy night until all the results are in. For LGBT folks and allies, […]

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Prognosis for marriage ballot measures: even split?

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October 30, 2012
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A new analysis of 98 public opinion polls on gay marriage since 2004 shows a nation-wide increase in support from 30 to 46 per cent.  Like presidential polls, though, the most interesting numbers come from battleground states, of which there are four this year: Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington. The analysis – by Professor Greg Lewis […]

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