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Jon Huntsman: Republicans should embrace marriage equality

| Thursday, February 21, 2013
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ARLINGTON, Va. -- Jon Huntsman, a former GOP presidential contender and Utah governor, on Thursday urged the Republican party to embrace marriage equality for gays and lesbians, and warned that failure to do so will continue to result in the electorate becoming further disenchanted with the party.

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Huntsman bows out of presidential race, endorses Romney

By Chris Johnson
Washington Blade
| Monday, January 16, 2012
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GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, Jr., announced on Monday he was bringing to an end his bid for the White House, marking an end to the candidacy of one of the most pro-gay contenders in the Republican field.

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Santorum taken down as Romney wins New Hampshire primary

| Wednesday, January 11, 2012
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The New Hampshire primary results took anti-gay Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum down several notches Tuesday night and boosted the more progressive Jon Huntsman up a few. Many pundits are now all but assuming Mitt Romney -- who came out on top in Iowa and New Hampshire -- will be the Republican nominee to challenge President Obama in the general election.

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

CHRIS JOHNSON | Washington Blade | Sunday, January 8, 2012
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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 he wanted to “raise a...

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2011: A riveting year for presidential campaigns, anti-gay politicians

| Saturday, December 31, 2011
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Few in the GOP field could rival President Obama with their records on LGBT issues, and yet, the outcome of the Republican presidential race riveted the attention of LGBT people in 2011. Many of the contenders were notoriously anti-gay. They were often asked about, or were inclined to share, their positions on gay-related issues.

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Obama criticizes GOP; candidates mostly dismissive of audience boos of gay soldier

| Monday, September 26, 2011
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President Barack Obama on Sunday joined the critics with his own lambasting of the GOP presidential contenders, calling out the recent Republican candidate's debate in which audience members booed a gay service member.

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To the Republicans — We should go back into the political closet

| Thursday, September 8, 2011
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Now that Wednesday night's Republican Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is history, it is important that we look back at what was said - or more accurately what was not said - during the debate.

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Republican presidential candidates pushed to move even farther to the right

| Friday, August 12, 2011
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In the third nationally televised GOP presidential debate, none of the eight candidates on the stage strayed from their already stated positions on marriage for same-sex couples, but there was some pushing and prodding for several of the candidates to move even farther to the right.

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Mitt Romney will not sign ‘undignified and inappropriate’ anti-gay pledge

| Tuesday, July 12, 2011
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In a move that instantly outclasses GOP competitors Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has announced he will not sign the conservative Iowa Christian group's pledge opposing, among other things, marriage equality.

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