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Warren, Buttigieg Dismiss O’Rourke’s Call to Strip Churches of Tax-Exempt Status If They Oppose Gay Marriage

Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg have both distanced themselves from fellow candidate Beto O’Rourke's call to revoke the tax-exempt status afforded to religious institutions that oppose same-sex marriage.“There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break for anyone … that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us.” O'Rourke said during CNN’s “Equality in America” town hall last Thursday night. “And so as presiden...


Biden, Warren, Sanders face scrutiny at Democratic debate

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Joe Biden is facing baseless — but persistent— allegations of wrongdoing overseas that could undermine his argument that he’s best positioned to defeat the president. Bernie Sanders is recovering from a heart attack that raised questions about his ability to withstand the vigor of a presidential campaign. And Elizabeth Warren is […]
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Fired for Being Pregnant? It Can Still Happen

Readers react to Senator Elizabeth Warren’s account of the loss of a teaching job in 1971 because she was pregnant.
Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth, Layoffs and Job Reductions, Discrimination, Warren, Elizabeth


Billionaire Michael Bloomberg threatens to run for Democratic nomination if Biden drops

Elizabeth Warren overtook Joe Biden in one nationwide poll and the billionaires are already taking his pulse. Michael Bloomberg (~$50bn net worth) today makes clear his intentions if Biden slips away and the left-leaning Warren seems likely to prevail: . Mike Bloomberg has indicated to associates in recent weeks that Joe Biden’s recent struggles are making him rethink his decision to stay out of the 2020 Democratic primary, according to people familiar with the discussions “Bloomberg is in if B...
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Warren escalates Facebook fight with ad targeting Zuckerberg

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has escalated her tiff with Facebook by running an ad — on Facebook — taking aim at its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. It’s the latest example of growing resentment of Big Tech by Republicans and Democrats alike. The list of grievances is long: Companies like Google, Facebook […]
Tags: Business, Nation & World Politics, Technology


Warren joins Buttigieg in nixing threat to church tax status

Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign says she would not seek to revoke the tax-exempt status of churches or other religious entities that decline to perform same-sex marriages. The Massachusetts Democrat’s campaign spokeswoman addressed the issue after former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke said religious institutions should lose their tax exemption for opposing same-sex marriage — drawing criticism […]
Tags: Nation, Nation & World Politics


Sanders unveils economic plan a day before U.S. Democratic debate

Senator Bernie Sanders, a day before the next debate among the Democratic U.S. presidential candidates, released a plan on Monday underscoring his left-leaning economic views aimed at curbing corporate tax avoidance, tightening antitrust enforcement and empowering workers. Sanders, one of the top three contenders for his party's nomination, said in a statement his plan would raise up to $3 trillion over 10 years by upping the corporate tax rate to 35 percent, eliminating most corporate tax b...


Under Bernie Sanders, billionaires could have an effective tax rate of 97.5%

Billionaires may have much more to fear from a Bernie Sanders presidency than an Elizabeth Warren administration, according to two economists advising both candidates.


CNN’s Anti-Religious Town Hall

LGBT activists gathered last week for CNN’s “Equality” town hall with the Democratic presidential candidates. The advocates present were, in the words of Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David, the “tip of the spear in our fight for full equality.”The “spear” metaphor grew more apt as the night went on.Religious freedom was the second-most-popular whipping post. The candidates talked about the concept with palpable derision, as if religion — save Islam, which they predictably if incohere...


When Elizabeth Warren ducked and dodged on Medicare for All

Seven years before Elizabeth Warren said “I’m with Bernie on Medicare for All," she was campaigning for the Senate and didn’t want to talk about single-payer health care. Running a tough race against Republican incumbent Scott Brown, the first-time candidate repeatedly distanced herself from the idea. In one interview, she was grilled by New England Cable News host Jim Braude: He wanted to know if she’d support single-payer if she were “the tsarina” — in other words, if politics weren’t an obs...


How to watch and stream the October Democratic debate live online

The fourth Democratic debate on Tuesday, October 15 will be the biggest one yet, with 12 candidates set to take the debate stage, including Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren.
Tags: News, 2020 Election, Bernie Sanders, Democratic Debate, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Politics


Marriage Equality Opponents Should ‘Marry One Woman,’ Warren Says, ‘Assuming You Can Find One’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) stood out in CNN’s “Equality Town Hall” Thursday night with a line on marriage equality. Asked by an audience member how she would respond to an “old fashioned” supporter who opposes marriage except between “one man and one woman,” Warren quipped, “I’m going to assume it’s a guy who said that.” “And I’m going to say, ‘Then just marry one woman!’” the presidential contender said. “I’m cool with that.” She added, after some applause from the Los Angeles crowd: “Assu...
Tags: News, 2020 Elections, Elizabeth Warren, Marriage Equality, Matt Shuham


Warren Has A Quick Comeback When Asked About People Who Oppose Marriage Equality

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) stood out in CNN’s “Equality Town Hall” Thursday night with a line on marriage equality. Asked by an audience member how she would respond to an “old fashioned” supporter who opposes marriage except between “one man and one woman,” Warren quipped, “I’m going to assume it’s a guy who said that.” “And I’m going to say, ‘Then just marry one woman!’” the presidential contender said. “I’m cool with that.” She added, after some applause from the Los Angeles crowd: “Assu...
Tags: News, 2020 Elections, Elizabeth Warren, Marriage Equality, Matt Shuham


Elizabeth Warren's deadpan quip in LGBT debate wins plaudits

Increasingly popular candidate for US presidential race deals smartly with tricky questionIt’s the type of tricky question designed to trip up a presidential candidate. But the US senator Elizabeth Warren’s deadpan response when quizzed about same-sex marriage during a TV debate drew applause and widespread admiration.During the CNN forum on LGBT issues on Thursday, Morgan Cox, the chair of the Human Rights Campaign board of directors, asked Warren how she would react to a supporter who said: “I...
Tags: Media, Elizabeth Warren, US, World news, US news, Cnn, Democrats, US politics, LGBT rights, Warren, Human Rights Campaign, Morgan Cox


‘If you can find one’: Elizabeth Warren acclaimed for searing response to homophobic gay marriage question at debate

Elizabeth Warren drew wild applause at a forum on LGBT+ issues for a deadpan response to a question about gay marriage.The Massachusetts senator was asked about religious opposition to gay rights during the televised Los Angeles event.
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Warren jokes men who think marriage is between one man and one woman should 'just marry one woman'

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren was met with loud applause at CNN's LGBTQ Town Hall in Los Angeles on Thursday when she humorously joked about a potential faith-based argument against same-sex marraiges.
Tags: News, Elizabeth Warren, Los Angeles, Cnn, Stories, LGBTQ Town Hall


Elizabeth Warren Drops A Total Zinger About Marriage At LGBTQ Town Hall

The presidential candidate had a sassy response for those who say marriage is between "one man and one woman."
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Warren jokes men who think marriage is between one man and one woman should 'just marry one woman'

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren was met with loud applause at CNN's LGBTQ Town Hall in Los Angeles on Thursday when she humorously joked about a potential faith-based argument against same-sex marraiges.
Tags: Elizabeth Warren, Los Angeles, Cnn, LGBTQ Town Hall


Democratic 2020 candidates address LGBTQ forum – live

Leading presidential hopefuls speak in Los Angeles while Trump holds rally in MinneapolisSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.37am BST Senator Kamala Harris is up now at the forum. She starts by saying her pronouns are “she/her/hers”. CNN’s Chris Cuomo responded: “Mine too.” There were audible groans in the press room. Here’s her LGBTQ policy plan from earlier: Today, I introduced a plan to ensure everyone in the LGBTQ+ community is able to live proudly and openly, without...
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9 Democratic presidential hopefuls to appear at LGBTQ forum

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nine Democratic presidential candidates are taking a detour from a 2020 campaign newly roiled by the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump to make a play for support within a key party constituency: LGBTQ voters. Leading candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren will be joined Thursday in Los Angeles by seven […]
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Analysis: Exploring the queer appeal of Elizabeth Warren

How to explain Elizabeth Warren's wide and diverse LGBTQ fan base, which includes the transgender rights activist Raquel Willis, drag queens, college students, the writer Roxane Gay, the "Queer Eye" grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness and, most recently, the rock legend Melissa Etheridge? And, in a field of rivals that includes an actual gay man, a former state attorney general who presided over some of the first same-sex marriages after a landmark Supreme Court case in 2015, and a former vice pre...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Elizabeth Warren, Stories, Melissa Etheridge, Roxane Gay, Raquel Willis, Jonathan Van Ness


Exploring the queer appeal of Elizabeth Warren

How to explain Elizabeth Warren's wide and diverse LGBTQ fan base, which includes the transgender rights activist Raquel Willis, drag queens, college students, the writer Roxane Gay, the "Queer Eye" grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness and, most recently, the rock legend Melissa Etheridge? And, in a field of rivals that includes an actual gay man, a former state attorney general who presided over some of the first same-sex marriages after a landmark Supreme Court case in 2015, and a former vice pre...
Tags: Supreme Court, Elizabeth Warren, Cnn, Melissa Etheridge, Roxane Gay, Raquel Willis, Jonathan Van Ness


Warren Calls for Imprisoning Trans Inmates with Biologically Female Inmates in New LGBTQ Rights Plan

Senator Elizabeth Warren called for placing transgender prisoners in detention facilities designed for the opposite biological sex in a new LGBTQ rights plan released Thursday."I will direct the Bureau of Prisons to end the Trump Administration’s dangerous policy of imprisoning transgender people in facilities based on their sex assigned at birth," Warren wrote in the plan.Under the plan, transgender inmates would be placed in detention facilities that correspond to their gender identity rather ...
Tags: News, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Warren, Bill De Blasio, Biden, De Blasio, Bureau of Prisons, Trump Administration, Warren Calls for Imprisoning Trans Inmates, Iowa LGBTQ


As Elizabeth Warren Rises, the G.O.P. Deploys an Old Tactic

Republicans are attacking Ms. Warren over authenticity, a sexist trope in politics, much like they did with Hillary Clinton. Ms. Warren has used those attacks to rally supporters.
Tags: News, Elizabeth Warren, Warren, Discrimination, Elizabeth, United States Politics and Government, Women and Girls, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Presidential Election of 2020, Ms Warren, Hillary Clinton Ms Warren


Elizabeth Warren is now a front-runner. But she still needs to win over black voters

At an annual awards dinner hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, DC, last month, Rev. Jesse Jackson watched as a stream of attendees walked over to one 2020 Democratic candidate, looking to shake her hand, chat and take a photo together.
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Elizabeth Warren is now a 2020 front-runner. But she still needs to win over black voters

At an annual awards dinner hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, DC, last month, Rev. Jesse Jackson watched as a stream of attendees walked over to one 2020 Democratic candidate, looking to shake her hand, chat and take a photo together.
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Elizabeth Warren Announces Plan To Reverse Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

She also vowed to pass the Equality Act, which would extend civil rights protections to LGBTQ people.
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It Took Decades, But The Anti-New Deal Crusaders Have Triumphed

Made possible by The American judiciary has been transformed over the past generation. Until recently, liberals were accustomed to thinking of the Supreme Court as an ally. Under Chief Justice Earl Warren in the 1950s and 1960s, the Court struck down school segregation in Brown v. Board of Education (1954), cemented the doctrine of one person, one vote in Baker v. Carr (1962), established a constitutional right to privacy in Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), along with dozens of other legal a...
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Pregnancy discrimination: a familiar story for women

Some people are questioning presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's claim that she was basically fired from a teaching job in the early 1970s because she was pregnant. It's hard to imagine that many of them understand what it's like to be a working mother -- then or now.
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