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Kasich to LGBT people: “get over it”

This morning on CNN’s State of the Union, John Kasich was asked whether he would take steps to try to stop states from passing anti-LGBT “Right to Discriminate” laws. His blunt response? “No, I wouldn’t.” He added, “What I like to say is, just relax, if you don’t like what somebody is doing, pray for them. And if you feel as though somebody…

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DNC Response to Ted Cruz’s Anti-Transgender Remarks

Last night, Ted Cruz reiterated his support for North Carolina-style “bathroom bills” and said that “men should not be going to the bathroom with little girls.” WATCH Here’s our reaction: “Ted Cruz is being dishonest about the discriminatory bathroom bills his Party is driving, and he’s distorting the truth about transgender Americans and their identity. When pressed about the discrimination gays and…

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DNC Statement on North Carolina Anti-LGBT Legislation

Upon news that North Carolina Republican Governor Pat McCrory will sign a discriminatory anti-LGBT bill into law tonight, the Democratic National Committee has released the following statement. When the Charlotte city council expanded protections for transgender people with a new ordinance last month, Republicans in the North Carolina state legislature were so disgusted that they announced they would take the unusual step…

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State Legislatures Taking Direction from RNC on Right to Discriminate Laws

    Last night, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed an extreme new law that blocks local governments from expanding protections for members of the LGBT community. Unfortunately, North Carolina isn’t the only state where “Right to Discriminate” laws are being enacted. While these discriminatory measures against members of the LGBT community are being passed in legislatures across the country,…

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Will GOP Presidential Candidates Support Missouri’s Anti-LGBT Amendment?

GOP leaders across the country have repeatedly pushed for so-called religious freedom laws that offer sweeping protection for opponents of gay marriage and allow them to discriminate based on sexual orientation. Indiana, after a national backlash, eventually amended its controversial legislation but similar battles are still being fought elsewhere. In Missouri this week, after breaking a 39-hour filibuster led by…

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This Week on the Campaign Trail

 Overview  Last night’s debate didn’t fundamentally change anything in the GOP primary, but it did make one thing crystal clear: the Republican autopsy revealed that the patient is definitely dead, and the Republican presidential candidates buried it. The GOP candidates insulted each other on stage,  used hateful, divisive rhetoric, and proposed outdated, out of touch policies that would drag our nation…

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VIDEO: DNC launches media campaign to #FillTheSeat

Every day this week, the DNC will highlight reasons Americans need the Senate to do their jobs, not obstruct President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. WASHINGTON – The Democratic National Committee has launched a new media campaign, #FillTheSeat, to explain why it’s so critical for Republican senators to do their jobs and allow a vote on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee….

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Rubiobot Malfunctions When Confronted by LGBT Voter

It looks as though Rubiobot’s algorithm has encountered another glitch. The Rubiobot ran out of talking points when he encountered a voter who disagreed with his extreme position on marriage equality. Apparently, GOP officials haven’t corrected this glitch, which caused problems for the old model – the RomneyBot – in 2012. Key Point: Mr. Rubio decided to conclude their conversation….

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Rubio, Cruz go further than before in anti-LGBT rhetoric

In an interview released Saturday by the Christian Broadcasting Network, Marco Rubio went further than ever before in stating his commitment to denying LGBT rights. Specifically, Rubio said that if he’s elected president, he will overturn President Obama’s executive order that bars federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT people and that added gender identity to President Clinton’s earlier executive order…

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This Week on the Campaign Trail

Overview Coming back from Thanksgiving, we had a lot to be grateful for this week here at the DNC.  From equality for LGBT Americans, to Obamacare, to DACA, we can thank President Obama for the strides we’ve seen under his leadership. This morning we learned even more positive news: November’s jobs report showed 211,000 new jobs created, and the unemployment…

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