Republican Senator and Recipient of Obama's State of Union Fist Bump Comes Out in Favor of Gay Marriage

Taylor Berman · 04/02/13 08:10PM

Senator Mark Kirk (R–Ill) announced on Tuesday that he's joining the increasingly long list of politicians who support gay marriage. His announcement comes one week after the Supreme Court heard arguments regarding the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8, and 15 months after the Senator suffered a stroke. As the Los Angeles Times reports:

Senator Mark Kirk Suffers a Stroke, Could Have Lasting Damage

Jim Newell · 01/23/12 01:35PM

First-term Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk suffered a stroke this weekend and is now recovering from surgery. He had driven himself to the hospital "where doctors discovered a carotid artery dissection in the right side of his neck," according to his office. A neurosurgeon at the hospital says the stroke was on the right side of his brain, which "will affect his ability to move his left arm and possibly his left leg" and could result in "some facial paralysis." But it shouldn't affect his ability to speak or think.

Fun New Right-Wing Meme Barely Lasts a Day

Max Read · 06/28/11 08:01PM

Did you hear that Obama wants to spy on all the doctors to ensure that they're utilizing proper Kenyan medical techniques? No? You must be getting your news from the liberal media establishment, then!

Congressman gets in on Second Life's "rape rooms"

Melissa Gira Grant · 05/06/08 07:00PM

Taking a page from Nebraska's Internet cops, U.S. Representative Mark Kirk (R.-Ill.) has created a fake teen of his own in order to protect real ones. While promoting a bill to restrict access to social networking sites in public schools and libraries, Kirk and Illinois law enforcement detailed the solicitations received by the imaginary 15-year-old female they played in Second Life — to enter "rape rooms," among others. Acknowledging that there were no known cases of sexual assault on underage users at Second Life, Rep. Kirk still called the site an "emerging danger." Now with the addition of his fictional sex-seeking teenage avatar, of course. (Photo by Daily Herald)