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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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Federal judge restores part of Indiana same-sex marriage challenge

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
U.S. Judge Richard Young
INDIANAPOLIS -- A federal judge has reinstated four same-sex couples' claim that Indiana's refusal to recognize out-of-state gay marriages is unconstitutional. Judge Richard Young said in a ruling Tuesday that he reinstated the lawsuit because Gov. Mike Pence had shown that he had power to enforce the ban despite claims that he had no such control.

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Contradictions on same-sex marriage ill-serve Hoosiers

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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As a representative serving in Congress, Mike Pence was a strong advocate for a constitutional same-sex marriage ban. Earlier this year, as governor of Indiana, Pence repeated his support for "traditional marriage" and urged legislators to act on a state ban on gay marriage. But in recent months, as gay marriage has become a rapidly developing issue in the Hoosier state...

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Ind. governor struggles to find footing on one key issue: marriage equality

Sunday, August 24, 2014
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
INDIANAPOLIS -- For someone who built his name as a stalwart of social and religious conservatism during a dozen years in Washington, Gov. Mike Pence has struggled to find his footing on one key issue: same-sex marriage. Earlier this summer, he made a surprising request to be removed as a party in a gay marriage lawsuit, with the argument that he could not enforce...

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Judge blasts Ind. governor for contradicting himself on gay marriage

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
INDIANAPOLIS -- A federal judge says Indiana Gov. Mike Pence contradicted himself on same-sex marriage, telling the court he had no power to enforce Indiana's gay marriage ban but then directing executive agencies about how to proceed after court rulings on the subject. U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled Tuesday that Indiana must recognize same-sex ...

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Ind. governor tells state agencies to ignore same-sex marriages

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's office is telling state agencies act as if no gay marriages had been performed during three days following a federal court order. The memo from the governor's chief counsel tells executive branch agencies to execute their functions as though the June 25 court order had not been issued.

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Ind. governor says marriage should be a state-by-state choice

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Republican Gov. Mike Pence says states should be allowed to define marriage but will comply with a federal judge's ruling striking down Indiana's same-sex marriage ban. U.S. District Judge Richard Young struck down the state ban Wednesday, saying it was unconstitutional.

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Ind. governor sticking to his support for constitutional ban on gay marriage

Friday, February 7, 2014
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is sticking to his support for a proposed state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

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Ind. governor wants lawmakers to send gay marriage ban to voters this year

Friday, January 31, 2014
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Gov. Mike Pence is asking Indiana lawmakers to send a proposed state constitutional ban on gay marriage to voters this year.

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Ind. governor Mike Pence wants decision on same-sex marriage ban this year

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Republican Gov. Mike Pence says the debate over whether to amend Indiana's constitution to ban same-sex marriage should be decided "once and for all" this year.

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