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Republican Activists Push Party on Gay Marriage

By Michelle Rindels | Wednesday Apr 23, 2014
As bans against gay marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to same-sex unions.

Nevada GOP Removes Opposition to Gay Marriage and Abortion From Platform

By Sandra Chereb | Monday Apr 14, 2014
The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values.

Obama, Republicans Compete for Support Among Women

By Nedra Pickler | Sunday Apr 13, 2014
After months on the defensive over his health law, a more combative President Barack Obama has emerged to fight about gender politics, leading to an election-year competition with Republicans for support from women.

Gay Rights Group Gives Republican Lawmakers Cash

Friday Mar 14, 2014
An advocacy group supporting gay and lesbians causes in Illinois is bolstering the campaign funds of two Republican lawmakers.

New Poll: Majority of Young Republicans Back Same-Sex Marriage

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Mar 10, 2014
A new Pew Research poll finds that the most Republicans between the ages of 18 and 29 believe same-sex couples should be able to legally tie the knot.

Republican Group Shows Support For Gay Marriage

By Brady McCombs | Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
A group of Republicans has come out in support of marriage in Utah and Oklahoma, arguing that allowing same-sex unions is consistent with the conservative values of Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater.

Republican Factions Split Over Arizona Bill

By Bob Christie and Nicholas Riccardi | Friday Feb 28, 2014
Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of a bill allowing businesses to refuse service to gays exposed a fracture within the Republican Party between social conservatives and the GOP’s pro-business wing.

GOP’s Cruz, Perry React to Gay Marriage Ruling

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Feb 27, 2014
In unsurprising fashion, two of Texas’ most prominent members of the Republican Party issued statements following a federal judge’s ruling Wednesday, who said that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

Client Fires GOP Lobbyist for Drafting Bill to Ban Gays From the NFL

By EDGE | Wednesday Feb 26, 2014
Jack Burkman, the GOP lobbyist and Fox News commentator with plans to draft legislation banning gay athletes from playing in the NFL, has lost his first of what may be many clients upset with his homophobic comments.

GOP Endorses Rival of Minn. Gay Marriage Backer

Monday Feb 24, 2014
Wright County Republicans have endorsed Eric Lucero for the state House, bypassing David FitzSimmons after he voted to legalize gay marriage.