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  • History at the LGBT caucus

    The Democratic Party will make history today, as delegates are preparing to vote to approve a party platform that includes marriage equality and equal treatment under the law for same-sex couples.

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  • The GOP’s extreme platform

    The GOP has adopted an extreme platform that is incredibly out of touch. Take a look at just ten of the policies Republicans hope to enact under a Romney presidency.

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  • Sneak peek at the GOP platform

    Here's a sneak peek of the 2012 Republican Party platform—written at the direction of the Romney campaign. Share it widely.

    Here's a sneak peek of the 2012 Republican Party platform—written at the direction of the Romney campaign. Share it widely.

  • Breaking: Step forward for marriage equality

    Barney Frank just delivered some big news via email: Marriage equality is one step closer to being a part of our platform for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Spread the word—and add your name to say that you support the right for all Americans to marry the person they love.

    Barney Frank just delivered some big news via email: Marriage equality is one step closer to being a part of our platform for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Spread the word—and add your name to say that you support the right for all Americans to marry the person they love.

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  • Things Mitt Romney failed to mention to the NAACP

    Mitt Romney said this at the NAACP convention today: "If you want a president who will make things better in the African American community, you are looking at him." Really. But he neglected to mention a few important things during his speech to the nation's oldest civil rights organization.

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  • Imagine what the Supreme Court will look like after four years of Governor Romney. Imagine what it will act like. Imagine what it will mean for civil rights, voting rights, and so much we have fought so hard for. – Vice President Joe Biden
  • Honor the Civil Rights Act anniversary by protecting the right to vote

    Rep. John Lewis writes, ''I can still vividly recall the march across the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, the sit-ins in Nashville, and the boycotts in Birmingham that were all part of the struggle to end discrimination and racial inequality during the civil rights movement. Thousands of Americans, of all races and backgrounds, came together to make our country a more perfect union. And those efforts culminated in the enactment of the 1964 Civil Rights Act 48 years ago today.''

    Rep. John Lewis writes, ''I can still vividly recall the march across the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma, the sit-ins in Nashville, and the boycotts in Birmingham that were all part of the struggle to end discrimination and racial inequality during the civil rights movement. Thousands of Americans, of all races and backgrounds, came together to make our country a more perfect union. And those efforts culminated in the enactment of the 1964 Civil Rights Act 48 years ago today.''

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  • Proud to support President Obama

    This election is about our rights. And it's about the future—about the kids out there who need to know they can grow up to achieve their dreams and love whom they choose. That's why I'm asking you to sign up for the newly launched Obama Pride: LGBT Americans for Obama—and to encourage others to join as well.

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