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California GOP officially recognizes gay faction ‘Log Cabin Republicans’

Monday, March 2, 2015
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The California Republican Party on Sunday officially recognized the party’s organized gay wing that has fought years for formal acceptance. [...]

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Jeb Bush to name openly gay man as Communications Director

Saturday, February 21, 2015
Tim Miller
Likely GOP presidential contender Jeb Bush plans to name Tim Miller, executive director of America Rising PAC, as his top communications aide, according to a report Friday by POLITICO. [...]

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GOP voters in early primary, caucus states say opposition to gay marriage ‘unacceptable’

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Jean Dawell of Delhi joined hundred of others along with the group Why Marriage Matters Ohio at a rally for gay marriage in Lytle Park, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 in Cincinnati.
About half of likely Republican primary and caucus voters in key early states of New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina says that opposition to same-sex marriage is unacceptable in a candidate, according to a new poll. [...]

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The GOP’s same-sex marriage dodge: A topic they’d rather avoid

Monday, February 16, 2015
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Republicans eyeing the presidency nearly all insist that states should make their own decisions on whether to allow same-sex marriage. But the latest dispute in Alabama? That’s a topic they’d rather avoid. [...]

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Wyoming Republicans criticize governor for not continuing gay marriage fight

Friday, December 19, 2014
Gov. Matt Mead (R-Wyo.)
Goshen County Republican Party have signed a letter that rebukes GOP Gov. Matt Mead for not do more to fight same-sex marriage in Wyoming. [...]

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GOP-controlled House panel rejects bid to attach ENDA to defense bill

Thursday, December 4, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- A U.S. House panel on Wednesday rejected an attempt to pass a version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) as part of the annual defense authorization bill. The Washington Blade reports that the amendment was introduced in the House Rules Committee by Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) ... [...]

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Missouri GOP lawmakers seeking to appeal same-sex marriage ruling

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Missouri state capitol in Jefferson City.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's Republican legislative leaders are seeking to appeal a court ruling requiring officials to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey and House Speaker Tim Jones have filed a motion asking to intervene in a Jackson County court case... [...]

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Portman rules out presidential bid, says gay marriage support not a factor

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio)
CINCINNATI -- Ohio Sen. Rob Portman says he will not run for president in 2016, choosing instead to seek a second term in the Senate over the Republican nomination for the White House. [...]

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Gay Republican Carl DeMaio defeated in San Diego race for U.S. House

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Carl DeMaio, Republican congressional candidate in the 52nd district, addresses his supporters during election night activities Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in San Diego.
SAN DIEGO -- Democrat U.S. Rep. Scott Peters on Friday won a second term to represent a large swath of San Diego in Congress following a bitter campaign that saw his Republican challenger on the defensive against accusations of sexual harassment by a former campaign staffer. [...]

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Transgender Republican candidate makes bid for Nevada state Assembly

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Lauren Scott
RENO, Nev. — A Nevada Republican is trying to unseat an incumbent Democratic assemblyman in a blue-collar district in Sparks to become the first openly transgender person to serve in a state legislature. Lauren Scott used to be a Democrat who worked on Sen. John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, and [...]

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