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More than 300 Republican lawmakers sign brief supporting same-sex marriage

Friday, March 6, 2015
Among the signatories are 23 current and former GOP members of the U.S. House and Senate and seven current and former Governors. ...

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Sandy Rios claims Mark Kirk is a ‘closet homosexual’ out to ruin the GOP

Thursday, June 26, 2014
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)
On her radio program Wednesday, American Family Association government affairs director Sandy Rios fumed over Thad Cochran’s victory over Chris McDaniel in Mississippi’s runoff primary election, which she blamed on ... ...

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Ill. GOP chair who supports marriage equality steps down

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Pat Brady
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady resigned Tuesday, citing his wife's battle with cancer and his desire to focus on family after six tough years in Republican politics. ...

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Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois says he supports same-sex marriage

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)
CHICAGO -- GOP Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois said Tuesday he supports same-sex marriage, becoming the second sitting Republican senator to make such an announcement in recent weeks. ...

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Nine U.S. senators to Harkin: Time to move on ENDA

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Sen. Mark Kirk is among those calling for an ENDA markup.
WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of nine senators is backing the idea of having the Senate panel with jurisdiction over the Employment Non-Discrimination Act advance the legislation to the floor by a committee vote. ...

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Senate committee agrees to hold hearing on ENDA

Thursday, May 10, 2012
WASHINGTON -- A Senate committee has agreed to hold a hearing on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act following calls from advocates and senators for lawmakers to hear testimony on LGBT workplace discrimination. ...

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ENDA and gay immigration rights bills reintroduced in U.S. Congress

Friday, April 15, 2011
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) was re-introduced in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, and on Thursday a bill to help bi-national LGBT couples was also re-intorduced. This brings the total 15 the number of pro-LGBT bills introduced to the ...

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