LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Robert George's appointment raises concerns about religious freedom

The COMPASS Coalition (Coalition on Minority Protection Against Sexual Stigma) congratulates professor Robert George's appointment to the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom. He brings a distinguished academic voice to the national and international table on the complex issues around religious freedom. We are encouraged by professor George’s own comments on his appointment:

Senior Romney adviser admits: Mitt’s positions change “like an Etch a Sketch”

WASHINGTON – A senior adviser to Mitt Romney said on CNN this morning that Romney’s positions on an array of issues are akin to an Etch a Sketch, and that the beginning of the general election campaign was a clean slate for the candidate.

The adviser made the remarks when asked whether Romney had moved too far to the right to remain palatable to moderate voters:

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COMMENTARY: Student editor of hate tabloid runs for ASI president at Cal State San Marcos

Nitwits run for office at every level in the United States. They’re almost a form of entertainment here, except that some of them manage to get elected and then the manure spreader goes full throttle. Thankfully, a lot of them tend to trip up on the campaign trail.

LETTER TO EDITOR: What cultural war?

Your recent poll listed online alludes to the GOP's "war on women" stated as though it is fact.

It is this level of unsubstantiated, absurd hyperbole that dramatically weakens our political credibility. It makes the gay community seem woefully ill-informed, hysterically latching onto the most extreme left-wing propaganda.

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Commentary: Marriage equality promotes equality, prosperity

In the month since we launched Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a bipartisan, national coalition of mayors from across the nation who have come together to support the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry, a lot has happened.

COMMENTARY: HRC website showcases Mitt Romney’s constantly changing positions on LGBT issues

WASHINGTON – Showcasing Mitt Romney’s constantly changing positions on issues important to LGBT Americans, the Human Rights Campaign today launched a new website to educate voters about the former Massachusetts Governor’s record.

“Mitt ‘N Match” cleverly allows users to see his various stances on open military service, workplace non-discrimination and relationship recognition.

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COMMENTARY: The war on women still rages

March is National Women’s History Month, and this year’s theme is “Women’s Education — Women’s Empowerment.” It’s a nice mom-and-apple-pie theme.

COMMENTARY: Father of gay soldier killed in Afghanistan campaigns for Minnesota legislature

(Editor’s note: Melanie Nathan is a frequent contributor to San Diego Gay & Lesbian News. This opinion piece first ran at LGBTQ Nation, a content-sharing partner with SDGLN.com.)

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LETTER TO COMMUNITY: Demand government include us in Census

At the Task Force we insist that systemic racism is an LGBT issue – as is immigration, housing, health care, fair wages, Social Security and sexism. That's why our work every day of the year reflects our deep and central commitment to racial justice.

As Black History Month comes to a close, we're reminded of the determination and tirelessness with which those who have come before us have worked to create a more just and equal society.

COMMENTARY: Your anti-birth-control voter guide for 2012

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