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Republican Governors' Words Shift on Gay Marriage

By Steve Peoples and Erik Schelzig | Saturday Jul 12, 2014
Deep in the nation's Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided America's families and politics for years.

Texas Dems Unveil Pro-LGBT Platform: Ban Conversion Therapy

By Bobby McGuire | Wednesday Jul 2, 2014
The Texas Democratic Party is putting gay rights front and center this November at the ballot box with a platform that calls for a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors, marriage equality and employment non-discrimination.

Rick Perry: ’I Stepped Right In It’ Regarding Oops Moment Linking Gays to Alcoholics

By EDGE | Friday Jun 20, 2014
After a week of occupying numerous headlines and debates over a statement made likening homosexuality to alcoholism, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) appears to be backing away from the hot button social issue and diverting attention to the economy.

Christie Joins GOP Courtship of Evangelicals

By Steve Peoples | Friday Jun 20, 2014
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is joining the parade of ambitious Republicans courting religious conservatives as the early jockeying for the next presidential contest intensifies.

Republicans: Obama Must Defend Christian Values

By Steve Peoples | Thursday Jun 19, 2014
Leading Republicans on Thursday insisted that America’s leaders must do more to defend Christian values at home and abroad, blaming President Barack Obama for attacks on religious freedom

Tea Party Rejoicing at Cantor’s Defeat

Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
Republican tea party forces are rejoicing and the party establishment is somber or altogether silent in the wake of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary defeat at the hands of political neophyte David Brat, a foe of loosening immigration laws.

Cantor Plans to Resign from Leadership

By David Espo | Wednesday Jun 11, 2014
Officials say House Majority Leader Eric Cantor intends to resign his leadership post this summer after losing a primary election Tuesday night in a major upset.

GOProud Leadership Deny Rumors but Announces ’Legal Closure’

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Jun 3, 2014
Although the terms and length of closure have yet to be disclosed, in a statement posted on their website Monday, Matthew Bechstein, co-director of conservative gay republican group GOProud announced a "legal closure" of the organization.

Republicans at Conference Have Their Eyes on 2016

By Bill Barrow | Saturday May 31, 2014
Republicans are poised for successful midterm elections, but many of the party’s most conservative activists are looking ahead to something bigger.

Indiana GOP Debates Gay Marriage Line for Platform

Thursday May 22, 2014
As lawmakers continue pushing to ban gay weddings under the Indiana Constitution, state Republicans are debating whether to define marriage as between a man and a woman - a clause removed from the party platform two years ago.