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John Kasich’s gay marriage answer earns rousing applause

Thursday, August 6, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during the first Republican presidential debate.
He was asked how he would explain his opposition to gay marriage to a child who was gay or lesbian. ...

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Va. candidates for governor clash over LGBT, womens’ rights in first debate

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
VA debate
McLEAN, Va. -- Republican Ken Cuccinelli found himself furiously rejecting claims by his Democratic opponent in the governor's race, Terry McAuliffe, that his actions against gay rights as Attorney General had almost driven business from Virginia. ...

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Marriage equality advocate Chris Kluwe to debate an empty chair

Friday, October 19, 2012
Chris Kluwe
Borrowing from Clint Eastwood's much maligned appearance at the Republican National Convention in August, Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said he will debate an empty chair on the issue of marriage equality. ...

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LGBT issues again absent from presidential debate

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Mitt Romney (left) and Barack Obama. File photos, by Michael Key, Washington Blade
The town hall presidential debate on Tuesday night included references to social issues, such as women’s rights, immigration and gun violence but as in the previous debate, there was no explicit mention of LGBT issues. ...

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Biden, Ryan offer contrasting views on role of faith

Friday, October 12, 2012
Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Vice President Joseph BidenWashington Blade file photos by Michael Key.
The vice presidential candidates sparred during a debate Thursday over issues ranging from foreign affairs to the economy, and took very different views on the role their faith plays in their duties as public officials. ...

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Obama, Romney mix on economy, health care, style during Denver debate

Thursday, October 4, 2012
Lloyd Holman of Castle Rock, a supporter of Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney, clashes with supporters of President Barack Obama shortly before the first Presidential Debate at the University of Denver Oct. 3. Photo by Sean Mullins, Out Front Colorado
If the point of the first presidential debate was to establish a fundamental difference between President Barack Obama and his Republican opponent Gov. Mitt Romney, as moderator Jim Lehrer set out to do, it was achieved not in soaring rhetoric ...

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Will Obama, Romney talk marriage in upcoming debate?

Sunday, September 30, 2012
Mitt Romney (left) and Barack Obama. File photos, by Michael Key, Washington Blade
This week’s presidential debate could mark the first opportunity for President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to face off on marriage in a race in which LGBT issues have figured less prominently than previous elections. ...

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NOM’s Brian Brown calls out Dan Savage: ‘You name the time and place’

Saturday, May 5, 2012
National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown has challenged LGBT activist and "It Gets Better" founder Dan Savage to a duel -- or, a debate, at least -- and Savage has accepted. ...

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NH GOP debate: Gingrich says media has anti-Christian bias on marriage

Sunday, January 8, 2012
Republican presidential candidates stood firm in their opposition to same-sex marriage during a debate Saturday night as Newt Gingrich rebuked the media for what he said was asking the wrong question on the issue. The former U.S. House speaker said ...

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Cain says he should have defended gay soldier who was booed at GOP debate

Sunday, October 2, 2011
Herman Cain
With the exception of Herman Cain, the GOP presidential candidates were mostly quiet on Sunday following a scathing rebuke from President Barack Obama on Saturday evening for not coming to the defense of a gay soldier after audience members booed ...

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