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Herman Cain: Impeaching Obama would be ‘a great thing to do’

Herman Cain, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and 2012 Republican candidate for the presidency, expressed his disappointment that President Barack Obama would not be impeached during a conference call with reporters Tuesday night. “It would be a great thing to do,” Cain said when asked about impeaching the president, “but…

White House spokesman: Obama is ‘the most progressive president ever’ on gay rights

White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer told a liberal crowd Friday that Barack Obama has been “the most progressive president” America has ever had on the issue of gay rights. “This president has been the most progressive president on these issues we’ve ever had,” Pfeiffer said during a panel discussion…

Obama admin. allows Medicaid protections for same sex couples

The Obama administration on Friday issued a policy guidance memo that effectively gives same sex couples the same protections as straight couples under Medicaid, the public health program for poor Americans. While the memo does not carry the weight of law, it advises states that the administration does not consider…

Iowa Republicans seek to impeach justices over marriage ruling

DES MOINES (Reuters) – Five Republican state legislators co-sponsored resolutions on Thursday to impeach four of the justices on the Iowa state supreme court but the measures are likely to stall this year, lawmakers said. Iowa voters tossed three justices off the bench last November who joined the court’s ruling…

Washington recognizes out-of-state same sex marriages

Governor Christine Gregoire signed legislation Wednesday that allows married same sex couples moving to Washington to have access to the state’s domestic-partnership law. “The more states that do this, the more credibility we have of getting the DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) repealed, because the individual states are saying we…

Court upholds ban on California same sex marriages

LOS ANGELES – A US federal court refused Wednesday to suspend a ban placed on same-sex marriages in California, pending a long-running appeals process. California’s attorney general called on the Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals earlier this month to dismiss its order prohibiting same-sex marriages in California until an…

Obama declares key section of gay marriage ban ‘unconstitutional’

Update (video, below): White House spokesman says Obama still ‘grappling’ with ‘distinct’ feelings on gay marriage In a stunning reversal of policy announced Wednesday, President Barack Obama decided that a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act, a Clinton-era law that restricts the benefits of marriage to a man…

2 lawsuits challenge US Defense of Marriage Act

2 lawsuits challenge federal Defense of Marriage Act on behalf of couples in NY, Conn., VT, NH Gay civil rights groups trying to build momentum for a possible Supreme Court showdown filed two lawsuits Tuesday that seek to strike down portions of a 1996 law that denies married same-sex couples…

Federal law permits adding a pet to one’s health plan, but not a same-sex partner

Federal employees can use their insurance plans to buy coverage for a cat or dog — but not a same-sex partner. Igor Volsky of Think Progress on Wednesday night picked up on an email from Aetna to federal employees covered under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program, which illuminates…

Gay rights law group poised to take on Justice Department over DOMA

The gay rights group that argued on the winning side of Thursday’s court ruling declaring the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional said Friday that it expects the Department of Justice to appeal the decision, and it’s confident the cause of gay rights will prevail. “We fully expect that the Obama…

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