Election 2012



The 2012 Election not only puts the LGBT-friendly Obama administration’s prospects into question, but at least 10 states are struggling with marriage equality as a major issue--many of them battlegrounds in the presidential race. Stay with EDGE for continuous coverage throughout 2012!



Mitt Romney’s Concession Speech

By | Wednesday Nov 7, 2012
During his concession speech in Boston, Massachusetts, Mitt Romney congratulated President Obama for his re-election and thanked his supporters telling them "this election is over, but our principles endure."

Given 2nd Term, Obama Now Facing New Urgent Task

By Nancy Benac and Nedra Pickler | Wednesday Nov 7, 2012
President Barack Obama faces a new urgent task now that he has a second term, working with a status-quo Congress to address an impending financial crisis that economists say could send the country back into recession.

Leading LGBT Organizations Share Their Wish List With Obama

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Nov 7, 2012
EDGE Media Network reached out to the nation’s LGBT organizations before Election Day to ask what they wanted to see from the new president, from HIV funding to protection of service members and seniors, to combating homelessness and bullying.

Obama Bets Electorate Matches 2008 and Wins

By Thomas Beaumont | Wednesday Nov 7, 2012
It turned out that Americans who cast ballots looked collectively much more like what President Barack Obama had envisioned - a diverse tapestry that reflected a changing America - than the whiter, older electorate Mitt Romney had banked on.

Suspense to the End, Obama, Romney Yield to Voters

By Nancy Benac | Tuesday Nov 6, 2012
Two fierce competitors who’ve given their all, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney now yield center stage to voters Tuesday for an Election Day choice that will frame the contours of government and the nation for years to come.

GOP Resorts to Gay Marriage & Anti-Christian Fear Mongering

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Nov 6, 2012
Fla. State Senator Marco Rubio’s and former Ark. Governor Mike Huckabee’s anti marriage equality robocalls .

Guns, Climate, Gays Missing in Presidential Race

By Charles Babington | Thursday Oct 25, 2012
Gay marriage, climate change, global warming or gun control did not come up during the presidential debates.

Log Cabin Republicans Endorse Romney for President

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Oct 24, 2012
The Log Cabin Republicans, a Republican gay rights group, announced on Tuesday that they will endorsee Mitt Romney for president just weeks before voting takes place.

Romney Promises No Abortion Legislation

By Steve Peoples | Wednesday Oct 10, 2012
Wading into an explosive social issue, Republican Mitt Romney on Tuesday said he would not pursue any abortion-related legislation if elected president.

Wall Street’s Biggest GOP Backer Also Gay Marriage Supporter

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Sep 27, 2012
Although Paul Singer support same-sex marriage and LGBT rights, the Wall Street hedge-fund manager has been influential with the GOP and is determined to get Mitt Romney elected this November.

African-American Christians Waver Over Vote

By Rachel Zoll | Monday Sep 17, 2012
Some black clergy see no good presidential choice between a Mormon candidate and one who supports gay marriage, so they are telling their flocks to stay home on Election Day.

Fall’s Must-See Political TV: Obama-Romney Debates

By Donna Cassata | Monday Sep 10, 2012
Finally, the fall season offers the matchup sure to attract the biggest audience of the campaign: President Barack Obama going one-on-one with Republican Mitt Romney in three prime-time debates.

Obama’s Task: Keep the Race a Choice

By Ken Thomas | Friday Sep 7, 2012
President Barack Obama’s fall mission: Remind voters why they chose him in the first place, hope the economy doesn’t get worse - and paint Mitt Romney as an unacceptable alternative.

At Democratic Convention, Record Presence For Gays

By David Crary | Wednesday Sep 5, 2012
The Democratic National Convention is a watershed event for America’s gay rights movement, which never before has been embraced so warmly by a major political party.

First Lady’s Message: Obama is Just Like You

By Julie Pace | Wednesday Sep 5, 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama’s message to the American people was simple and clearcut: President Barack Obama is just like you.

Dems Open Convention Playing Defense of Obama

By Calvin Woodward and Julie Pace | Tuesday Sep 4, 2012
Democrats open their national convention in defense of a president who carries both the power and the burden of incumbency, offering President Barack Obama as the best choice to revive the ragged U.S. economy.

Dems Platform Backs Gay Marriage, Abortion Rights

By Donna Cassata | Tuesday Sep 4, 2012
Democrats unveiled a party platform at their national convention Monday that echoes President Barack Obama’s call for higher taxes on wealthier Americans while backing same-sex marriage and abortion rights.

Romney, Ryan Bound By Substance, Differ in Style

By Julie Pace and Kasie Hunt | Thursday Aug 30, 2012
They’re the political world’s newest odd couple: Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are bound by substance, but differ dramatically in style.

Biden Applauds Gay Activists in Provincetown

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Aug 28, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden told LGBT activists in Provincetown, Mass., that they are improving civil rights for everyone in the country and said they are "freeing the soul of the American people."

Family Research Council Wrote GOP’s Anti-Gay Union Plank

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Aug 22, 2012
The GOP’s platform opposes all gay unions. FRC President Tony Perkins brags that he wrote the statement. Among the blowback: Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who says the fight for gay marriage is a ’fight for all our rights.’