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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 House and Senate in the 112th Congress. [...]

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