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Gay candidates get support that causes may not

When an openly gay woman Houston's mayoral election, this marked the latest in a string of victories by gay candidates across the country, a trend that seems to contradict the bans on same-sex marriage that have been passed in most states in recent years.

Illinois Senate candidate attacks opponent for being gay

It is important to note that Martin has run for political office 15 times- not once having been successful. In other words, he has never held a political office. He is, however, very well known for exploiting others who have.

"Octomom" voted least desirable celebrity neighbor of 2010

"Octomom" Nayda Suleman was named the least desirable neighbor of 2009. The survey asked more than 2,000 U.S. adults which celebrity they would most like to have as their neighbor, and who they wouldn't want to share a fence with.

51%- Are women better leaders?

While LGBT visibility can foster acceptance in our broader communities, we aren’t convinced that straight folks will see the benefit of having a leader who happens to be lesbian, unless we prove that being a lesbian makes her a better leader.

Campaign clarity needed in No on 1

A lawsuit involving a national group opposed to gay marriage has far-reaching implications for the state’s campaign reporting and financing laws, especially since the National Organization for Marriage said it plans to advocate for supporters of “traditional marriage” in next year’s election.

Federal Prop 8 trial starts Jan. 11

The trial in the federal lawsuit seeking to overturn California's Proposition 8 starts Jan. 11 in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. It could last a month.

Govs ready speeches as fiscal woes persist

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) is expected to deliver his last address to the state Legislature early in January amid California’s punishing $6 billion budget shortfall that has already forced deep spending cuts. Schwarzenegger is term-limited and not allowed to run again.