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Fight or flee? The GOP grapples with same-sex marriage

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Mike Huckabee
WASHINGTON -- It took just a few words for the Supreme Court to deal with the question of whether gay marriage is legal. For Republicans thinking about running for the White House in 2016, it won't be that easy. The court's decision Monday to reject appeals from five states that sought to prohibit same-sex marriage reignited a debate inside the GOP...

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The GOP’s Hate Summit: A Who’s Who of the 2014 Values Voter Summit

Friday, September 26, 2014
Tony Perkins
This weekend, Republican elected officials including Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Rand Paul, and Gov. Bobby Jindal will take part in what has become an annual ritual for potential GOP presidential contenders: they will seek to curry the favor of the Religious Right by speaking at the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit.

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Civil rights groups to RNC: GOP should stop associating with anti-gay groups

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Reince Priebus is Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
WASHINGTON -- The Southern Poverty Law Center and a coalition of civil rights groups on Wednesday called on the head of the Republican National Committee (RNC) to urge party members to disassociate themselves from groups behind this week’s Values Voter Summit because of their relentless demonization of the LGBT community.

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Jindal slams HGTV, ‘war on religious liberties’ in commencement speech

Sunday, May 11, 2014
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.)
LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal on Saturday slammed HGTV for canceling a proposed HGTV real estate reality show after news broke that one of the brothers has actively campaigned against marriage equality and LGBT rights.

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La. governor Bobby Jindal critical of A&E ‘Duck Dynasty’ suspension

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Zach Dilgard, A&E  (AP)From left: Phil Robertson, Jase Robertson, Si Robertson and Willie Robertson from the A&E series, "Duck Dynasty."
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The A&E cable television network's suspension of "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson from the hit reality show has drawn criticism from the governor of his home state.

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Louisiana, Jindal administration at odds with federal benefits rules

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.)
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Federal regulations are loosening to offer more benefits to same-sex married couples around the nation, but not so in Louisiana, where Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is complicating how couples can get those federal benefits.

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Perkins fires back at critics, calls SPLC ‘a very dangerous group’

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Tony Perkins
WASHINGTON -- Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, on Tuesday fired back Tuesday at critics who claim his recent appointment to the Louisiana state Law Enforcement Commission is political payback by Gov. Bobby Jindal.

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Anti-gay hate group leader appointed to La. law enforcement commission

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Tony Perkins
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The leader of an anti-gay hate group has been appointed to the Louisiana state Law Enforcement Commission, a group which oversees awarding grants, training of police officers, and regulates law enforcement activity across the state.

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