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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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Rubio: Gay marriage advocates often show ‘intolerance’ toward opponents

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., wipes his face as he speaks at the Catholic University of America, in Washington, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Rubio is rushing to woo social conservatives ahead of a potential 2016 White House run.
WASHINGTON -- Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says supporters of same-sex marriage often show "intolerance" toward people like him who support heterosexual marriages. Rubio on Wednesday also told an audience at Catholic University that those who support abortion rights ignore the rights of "the unborn."

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Obama nominates out lesbian attorney to federal court in Illinois

Friday, January 17, 2014
Staci Michelle Yandle
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has nominated out lesbian attorney Staci Michelle Yandle to serve in the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, the White House announced on Thursday.

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Rubio headlines anti-gay group’s fundraiser, says nation’s morality at risk

Saturday, November 16, 2013
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio told an anti-gay group Saturday night that moral issues need to be part of government debate and that the United States needs to do more to protect religious freedom abroad.

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U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio to headline anti-gay fundraiser

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
The Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC) announced today that it will host U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) at its 2013 Annual Policy Awards Dinner in Orlando on Saturday.

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Rubio withdraws support for nomination of gay black judge to federal bench

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Marco Rubio
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has withdrawn his support for the nomination of an openly gay Miami judge after expressing concerns about the judge’s “fitness” for the federal bench.

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Marco Rubio: No ‘special’ rights for gay Americans — but I’m not ‘a bigot’

Friday, June 14, 2013
AP
I wish I understood why allowing married, bi-national same-sex couples to apply for a visa through the marriage-based green card application process is such an abomination to Marco Rubio. ... Perhaps all we have to do is take a look at his voting record in the Senate and the statements he’s made to understand the soul of Sen. Marco Rubio.

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Rubio: ‘I’m done’ with immigration bill if gay couples are included

Thursday, June 13, 2013
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) -- the most prominent Republican in the “Gang of Eight,” a group of senators who developed the bipartisan immigration reform bill -- said Thursday he will revoke his support if an amendment is added that allows immigration benefits to foreign-born, gay partners of American citizens.

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GOP threatens immigration reform if LGBT advocates try to include same-sex partners

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Immigration
WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the U.S. Senate are warning that efforts to include an amendment that offers a path to legal residency for foreign-born partners of gay Americans would derail an immigration package currently being considered in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Marco Rubio: You homosexuals are sinners, but I don’t judge

Friday, December 7, 2012
Marco Rubio
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), already mentioned as a possible GOP presidential candidate for 2016, said he believes homosexuality is a sin, but that he does not "pass judgement."

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