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Kentucky’s Rand Paul, who says same-sex marriage is the result of a moral crisis, is running for president

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has entered the campaign for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination with a declaration that he's running for the White House to "return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government." [...]

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Ted Cruz threatens to strip federal courts of jurisdiction over marriage equality

Monday, April 6, 2015
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
U.S. Sen. Tex Cruz (R-Texas), so far the only announced GOP candidate for president, on Monday threatened to prod Congress to strip the federal courts of its jurisdiciton of marriage cases if the U.S. Supreme Court rules this summer in favor of marriage equality. [...]

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Pat Robertson: No gay marriage because no one ever conceived a child through anal intercourse

Monday, April 6, 2015
Pat Robertson
Today on “The 700 Club,” Pat Robertson went on one of his patented rants about anal sex, arguing that he will never change his mind about gay marriage until someone proves that anal sex can lead to pregnancy. [...]

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Santorum invokes Westboro’s ‘God hates fags’ slogan to defend religious freedom laws

Monday, April 6, 2015
Rick Santorum
Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), on Sunday said he supports “religious freedom” laws like those in Indiana and Arkansas, and that they are not meant to discriminate against gays and lesbians. [...]

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New York, Connecticut governors lift bans on state-funded travel to Indiana

Sunday, April 5, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.)
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy on Saturday lifted their bans on some state-funded travel to Indiana, citing changes made to a religious-objections law that had spurred concern about anti-gay discrimination. [...]

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Jason Collins proud of NCAA for speaking out against Indiana law

Sunday, April 5, 2015
Derrick Gordon, left, the first openly gay Division I men's basketball player, and Jason Collins, the first openly gay NBA player pose for a photo, Saturday, April 4, 2015, in Indianapolis, the site for the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament.
Jason Collins says he is proud of the NCAA's "bold" leadership against Indiana's religious objections law, and the association should avoid putting future Final Fours in states that do not protect the rights of LGBT individuals. [...]

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Alabama AG files Supreme Court brief defending states’ same-sex marriage ban

Friday, April 3, 2015
Attorney General Luther Strange (R-Ala.)
Alabama's attorney general is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to leave in place a lower court's decision letting several states continue defining marriage as a union of a man and a woman. [...]

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Washington governor Jay Inslee rescinds Indiana travel ban

Friday, April 3, 2015
Gov. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.)
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee is rescinding a ban on state-funded travel to Indiana after a law that critics said had the potential to discriminate against gays and lesbians based on religious beliefs was amended. [...]

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McConnell, Cruz among 57 Republicans urging Supreme Court to reject same-sex marriage

Friday, April 3, 2015
Mitch McConnell (left) and Ted Cruz
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz are among 57 Republicans in Congress who are calling on the Supreme Court to uphold state bans on same-sex marriage. [...]

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Mike Huckabee: Gay community won’t rest until ‘there are no more churches’

Friday, April 3, 2015
Susan Walsh, APFormer Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 7, 2014.
Mike Huckabee says the gay community has turned the controversies surrounding “religious freedom” legislation in Arkansas and Indiana into a “phony crisis.” [...]

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