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Contact City Council members to voice support for Equal Benefits Ordinance

Please call or email to thank the members of the Rules, Open Government and Intergovernmental Relations Committee of the City Council who today, on a motion from Councilmember Tony Young and a second by Councilmember Donna Frye, unanimously supported Councilmember Todd Gloria's Equal Benefits Ordinance proposal.

Hey, Sen. Orin Hatch, judicial activism cuts both ways

Questioning during Elena Kagen’s senate confirmation hearing sheds light on a more important question: Why do Republicans remain silent when judicial activism comes from their own corner and conservative Supreme Court justices radically depart from precedent?

VIDEO: In Weekly Address, President Barack Obama wants Congress to finish Wall Street reform

With Congress having finalized a strong Wall Street reform bill, President Barack Obama urges Congress to finish the job and send the bill to his desk. The legislation reflects 90 percent of what the president originally proposed, including the strongest consumer financial protections in history with an independent agency to enforce them.

COMMENTARY: Texas Republicans have gone mad

If that isn’t bad enough, the Republican Party of Texas has moved so far to the right that it has fallen off the flat Earth that it apparently still believes in.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at LGBT Pride Month event

We celebrate the progress that is being made here in our own country toward advancing the rights of LGBT Americans, and we recognize that there is still a lot of work to be done but that we are moving together in the right direction.

COMMENTARY: Mike Huckabee shows his ignorance about gays

“Male and female are biologically compatible to have a relationship. We can get into the ick factor, but the fact is two men in a relationship, two women in a relationship, biologically, that doesn’t work the same.”