Tag Archives: LGBT

Mr. Kaufmann, That’s Bullying

Reprinted with permission from the January 2017 issue of  The Prairie Progressive.  – Prairie Dog Much has been written about Bobby Kaufmann’s latest foray into school-yard bullying. The State Representative for Iowa House District 73, is ‘annoyed’ by high school … Continue reading

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Rep. David Young Votes Against LGBT Protections

Iowa Republican David Young switched his vote at the last minute on an amendment that would have prevented federal contractors from getting government work if they discriminate against members of the LGBT community. The amendment was about to pass by … Continue reading

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Dave Loebsack Continues Work On LGBT Issues

from Congressman Loebsack: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Dear Friends, In this day and age, it is unacceptable for people to be discriminated against because of their gender identity or sexual orientation. As a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and … Continue reading

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Howard Dean Is Right

We don’t normally post every e-mail that comes around from DFA. But we’re making an exception during the month of April because as you know, it is the 10-year anniversary of Democracy for America, the grassroots organization that grew out … Continue reading

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Visa® Don't Sponsor Hate

This is unacceptable. The anti-gay violence erupting in Russia goes against everything the Olympics stand for. But with only six months until the games are set to start, the International Olympic Committee has failed to take meaningful action to stop … Continue reading

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DoD Announces Same-Sex Spouse Benefits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 14, 2013 DOD Announces Same-Sex Spouse Benefits WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, the Department of Defense announced its plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed service members and Department of Defense civilian employees. After a review … Continue reading

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Senator Dennis Guth Goes On Anti-Gay Tirade

[Note from BFIA:  We don’t know about you, but we’ve had just about enough of the stupid party. Please respond to this Action Alert from OneIowa.] Today at the beginning of the Iowa Senate workday, Senator Dennis Guth of Klemme … Continue reading

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