Houston measure protecting LGBT workers from discrimination rejected by voters

Houston measure protecting LGBT workers from discrimination rejected by voters

Los Angeles Times

HOUSTON — Houston voters rejected a controversial measure Tuesday that would have barred discrimination against gays and transgender people in the wake of an 18-month battle that pitted advocates of gay rights against those who believed they were defending religious liberty. The vote had been expected to be close. But with about 30 percent of precincts…

WATCH: Chomsky explains why progressives need to focus more on movements than candidates

WATCH: Chomsky explains why progressives need to focus more on movements than candidates

Arturo Garcia The closing minutes of Telesur host Abby Martin’s interview with Noam Chomsky last week provided a blueprint for progressives to follow after several setbacks on Tuesday. Martin asked the MIT professor and philosopher about grassroots involvement, which prompted Chomsky to mention Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) campaign for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. “He’s

GOP keeps control of Virginia state Senate despite gun control spending

GOP keeps control of Virginia state Senate despite gun control spending

Reuters Republicans kept control of the Virginia state Senate on Tuesday despite millions from billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s gun control advocacy group backing Democrats. The victories mean that the Republicans retain control of both houses of the state legislature. The party remains an obstacle to Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe as he tries to tighten gun laws

Michigan Republicans forced out of state legislature over extramarital affair lose GOP primary races

Michigan Republicans forced out of state legislature over extramarital affair lose GOP primary races

Reuters Two former Michigan representatives forced out of the state legislature for their extramarital affair and its subsequent cover-up lost their respective bids to regain their seats in a special Republican primary on Tuesday, results showed. Cindy Gamrat, who was removed from her Allegan County seat, and Todd Courser, who resigned from his seat in

France-born soldier becomes American war hero

France-born soldier becomes American war hero

Agence France-Presse Wrapped around Florent Groberg’s right wrist is a scratched, black metal band he hardly ever takes off. The soldier’s bracelet is engraved with a date in 2012, along with the names and ranks of three comrades who were killed in a suicide blast in Afghanistan. Next week, President Barack Obama will give Groberg