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Speaker Boehner Backing Openly Gay Republican Candidates

By Jason St. Amand | Oct 7
After promising last year that he would support openly gay Republican candidates, Speaker John Boehner is following through by backing Carl DeMaio and Richard Tisei.

Right Wing Lather Over Anticipated Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers

By EDGE | Jun 29
The political and religious right has long been up in arms over what it says is an excessive number of executive orders, but the prospect of an order barring LGBT discrimination by federal contractors is especially galling.

Coffman Signs On: ENDA Gains One New GOP Co-Sponsor

By EDGE | Apr 10
US Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado has added his voice to a few Republicans and 196 Democrats in congressional support of the Employment Non Discrimination Act (ENDA).

John Boehner Says ENDA is ’Unnecessary’

By Jason St. Amand | Nov 15
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) says he finds ENDA "unnecessary" and that the measure would lead to "frivolous lawsuits."

Harry Reid: ENDA Would Pass House if Not For Boehner

By Jason St. Amand | Nov 5
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on Tuesday that if the House voted on the Employment Nondiscrimination Act it would pass, adding that the only obstacle in the measure’s way is House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).

John Boehner to Take Down ENDA

By Jason St. Amand | Nov 4
Though the Senate is likely to pass the Employment Nondiscrimination Act for the first time, House Speaker John Boehner announced Monday that the bill "legislation will increase frivolous litigation and cost American jobs."

GOP House Speaker, Obama Agree: Limbaugh Calling Student a ’Slut’ Out of Bounds

By David Crary | Mar 2
GOP House Speaker John Boehner said radio talkshow host Rush Limbaugh’s calling a student a ’slut’ was ’inappropriate’ for defending government-mandated birth-control for health insurers; President Obama called the Georgetown student.

N.H. Guardsman Urges House Republicans to Stop Defending DOMA

By Michael K. Lavers | Feb 9
Charlie Morgan, a member of the New Hampshire National Guard with terminal cancer, traveled to Capitol Hill on Thursday to urge House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act.

Did Boehner Break Spending Law with Plan to Defend DOMA?

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 16
A citizens’ group has accused Speaker of the House John Boehner of breaking the law in his zeal to defend an anti-gay law from 1996 in federal court. But a spokesperson for Boehner says that the group is politically motivated.

Boehner Bounces Gay Vet

By Kilian Melloy | Mar 15
The Speaker of the House, John Boehner, refused to allow one of his constituents into the Speaker’s Washington, D.C. office. The constituent was a gay military veteran named Sean Watkins.

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