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Obama’s bold move on marriage equality presents opportunities, pitfalls

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
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Obama’s decision today shows he has a moral core and is a change agent – just as he promised in his first campaign. Obama’s strategists hope such leadership qualities will play well in the war for Independent voters. Furthermore, Team Obama hopes that today’s decision will energize the progressive base and open the floodgates for gay volunteers and money. An excited base will be needed to counteract the expected onslaught of anti-gay groups that will portray the President as a radical gay-loving socialist. Make no mistake: today’s announcement is risky...

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Romney reaffirms opposition to marriage equality for same-sex couples

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
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On the same day as President Barack Obama historically announced his support for marriage equality, Mitt Romney told a Denver television station, "If a civil union is identical to marriage other than in the name, I don't support that.”

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Romney foreign policy spokesman resigns amid anti-gay attacks

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
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WASHINGTON -- Richard Grenell, the openly gay spokesman who was hired two weeks ago by Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign to run the candidate's foreign policy messages, has resigned in the wake of relentless critiques, most of which was personal, by anti-gay right wing conservatives.

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Will Log Cabin Republicans endorse Mitt Romney?

Thursday, April 26, 2012
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Mitt Romney swept a series of GOP presidential primaries this week as news surfaced that Newt Gingrich will suspend his campaign on Tuesday.

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Barney Frank calls Mitt Romney ‘despicable’ for anti-gay views

Thursday, April 26, 2012
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Rep. Barney Frank tore into Mitt Romney for his anti-gay positions Tuesday night, calling the presumptive Republican presidential nominee “despicable.”

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National Organization for Marriage endorses Mitt Romney

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
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The National Organization for Marriage on Wednesday officially threw its support behind Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as he has been called upon to renounce the anti-gay group’s support.

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Mitt Romney’s PAC secretly donated $10,000 to anti-gay NOM

Friday, March 30, 2012
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WASHINGTON -- Documents sent to the Human Rights Campaign and released Friday reveal that Republican presidential front runner Mitt Romney confidentially donated $10,000 to the National Organizational for Marriage via the Alabama chapter of his political action committee, “Free and Strong America.”

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Rick Santorum pledges to restore ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Sunday, March 18, 2012
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While sitting down with Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council at the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church on Sunday, Rick Santorum doubled down on his commitment to bring back the discriminatory Don't Ask Don't Tell policy.

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Santorum wins GOP primaries in Alabama, Mississippi

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
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Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum scored two wins in the GOP primaries on Tuesday by adding Alabama and Mississippi to his column after prevailing in Kansas over the weekend.

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22 U.S. senators call for marriage equality plank in Democratic platform

Friday, March 2, 2012
Sen. Dianne Feinstein is among the U.S. senators backing the inclusion of marriage equality in the Democratic Party platform.
A group of U.S. senators is joining the wave of LGBT rights supporters calling for an endorsement of marriage equality in the Democratic Party platform, according to an exclusive report by the Washington Blade.

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