Politician Who Had An Abortion Doesn't Regret It, World Keeps Spinning

It seems that any time any public figure discusses their own experience with abortion, it's wrapped in a thick shell of regret and explaining the whys and hows and extraordinary circumstances of why there were no alternatives. But the Democratic nominee for Nevada lieutenant governor is flipping the script. She had an… » 7/07/14 7:10pm Monday 7:10pm

Will Maine have the first openly Gay Governor elected in the US?

Mike Michaud, the democratic candidate who currently serves as a US representative for Maine's 2nd congressional district is in a dead heat with incumbent Tea Partier, Paul LePage for the 2014 governor election. Maine's politics are a little more complicated than many states in that the governor has been elected by… » 6/25/14 10:57pm 6/25/14 10:57pm

Biden Declares LGBT Rights More Important Than Cultural Traditions

Vice President Joe Biden, who has made a habit of getting out in front on LGBT issues for the Obama Administration, has expressed his belief, in his usual "plain-dealing, no-nonsense" style, that discrimination against LGBT individuals had no place in a civilised society, and that LGBT rights trumped local social… » 6/25/14 8:54pm 6/25/14 8:54pm

Obama Administration Sanctions Uganda for Anti-Gay Legislation

In an explanation on the White House website, two senior aides to President Barack Obama have outlined further United States restrictions in its bilateral relationship with the country of Uganda. The restrictions come over Uganda's passage of an extreme "Anti-Homosexuality Act" that criminalises LGBT individuals with… » 6/21/14 6:46pm 6/21/14 6:46pm

Japanese Official Chastised for Not Being Married with Children

During a debate Wednesday, a female member of Tokyo's city assembly was attacked by her male colleagues after she advocated for government assistance for women who are struggling to have children. Their comments – about how she should get married and whether she's able to bear children herself – have prompted a large… » 6/20/14 2:00pm 6/20/14 2:00pm

Congress Won't Be 50 Percent Female Until 2121, Study Finds

A new report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research research finds that Congress will not achieve gender parity until 2121 if nothing changes about how female candidates are pipelined. (According to my Day After Tomorrow-informed projections, by 2121 Congress will just consist of two women, a man, and a male… » 6/19/14 6:00pm 6/19/14 6:00pm

The Right Wing is Having a Field Day Over an Old Hillary Clinton Story

In 2008, Newsday reported that Hillary Clinton's 2003 book Living History had glossed over a job she had as a lawyer in Arkansas in the '70s: representing an alleged rapist. But because Clinton's got a new book out and is maybe running for President again, we've got to go over all the details of this old story like… » 6/16/14 1:00pm 6/16/14 1:00pm

Republicans Pose With Ladymags, Claim They Now Understand Women

This afternoon, a reporter who covers the Michigan politics snapped a photo of what Tina Fey would describe as "grey faced men with $2 haircuts" glowering over women's fashion magazines. Accompanying the photo was the caption, "@MIHouseGOP members Victory, Pettalia, and Glardon: 'Don't say we don't understand women.'"… » 6/05/14 6:30pm 6/05/14 6:30pm

Four of the 80 Tea Party Candidates up for Election Are Women

In news that comes as a shock to absolutely no one, it turns out the Tea Party is having some trouble supporting women. In this year's election, 80 candidates have been endorsed by various national Tea Party groups like Tea Party Patriots and Club for Growth. Only four of them are women: Katrina Pierson (Texas,… » 5/31/14 12:00pm 5/31/14 12:00pm