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Sen. Santorum, put your money where your mouth is: Debate Zach Wahls!

Monday, January 9, 2012
For several months now, we’ve been watching the deranged clown car that is the slate of Republican Presidential candidates. We’ve watched as we assumed Mitt Romney would sweep every debate and caucus out there. And we watched as everyone who wasn’t Mitt Romney has risen... [ Read more → ]
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NH GOP debate: Gingrich says media has anti-Christian bias on marriage

Sunday, January 8, 2012
Republican presidential candidates stood firm in their opposition to same-sex marriage during a debate Saturday night as Newt Gingrich rebuked the media for what he said was asking the wrong question on the issue. The former U.S. House speaker said he wanted to “raise a... [ Read more → ]
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Santorum suggests a dad in prison is better than a gay dad; faces more NH hecklers

Saturday, January 7, 2012
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Republican Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum again waded into the same-sex marriage controversy on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, suggesting to students at a private school that an imprisoned father is better than a gay dad -- just hours after being aggressively... [ Read more → ]
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Santorum compares gay marriage to polygamy, angers New Hampshire collegiates

Thursday, January 5, 2012
CONCORD, N.H. -- GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum was met with boos by a group of college students at campaign appearance Thursday when he compared same-sex marriage to polygamy. [ Read more → ]
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Santorum’s success in Iowa caucus likely to increase gay-related debate

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The Republican presidential field’s most anti-gay candidate scored big Tuesday night when he landed in a virtual tie for first place in the Iowa caucuses with the candidate who has been seen by the media as the party’s most viable candidate against President Obama. [ Read more → ]
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Santorum would ‘invalidate’ all existing, legal same-sex marriages

Sunday, January 1, 2012
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum on Saturday once again vowed his support for a federal constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, and under such an amendment, said all existing same-sex unions should become "invalid." [ Read more → ]
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2011: A riveting year for presidential campaigns, anti-gay politicians

Saturday, December 31, 2011
Few in the GOP field could rival President Obama with their records on LGBT issues, and yet, the outcome of the Republican presidential race riveted the attention of LGBT people in 2011. Many of the contenders were notoriously anti-gay. They were often asked about, or were inclined to share, their positions on gay-related issues. [ Read more → ]
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Vander Plaats’ pay-for-play scandal: Charged a million bucks for endorsement

Friday, December 23, 2011
Bob Vander Plaats’ endorsement of Rick Santorum has produced a backlash among conservatives in Iowa, some of whom are accusing the "Family Leader"president of engaging in “pay for play” schemes and selling his coveted support to the highest bidder. [ Read more → ]
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Fake Christians continue to show their true colors by persecuting gays

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Neither Rick Perry nor Rick Santorum will ever get to the White House. In fact, their behavior on the campaign trail makes one wonder just how did they attain their original elected offices in the first place. They are both like a bad dancer who has tripped his way through a recital and now thinks of himself as a Baryshnikov. [ Read more → ]
Rick Perry

Rick Perry, looking to score votes from GOP bigots, signs anti-gay pledge

Monday, November 21, 2011
DES MOINES -- Texas Governor Rick Perry, looking to jump start his floundering presidential campaign, has signed the extreme anti-gay pledge that requires GOP candidates to be faithful to their spouses, appoint bigoted judges to the federal bench if elected, and “vigorously oppose” same-sex unions. [ Read more → ]
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Santorum: Civil laws on same-sex marriage must comport with God’s law

Saturday, November 5, 2011
GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, staying laser focused on his anti-gay platform, told Iowa voters this week that civil laws relating to same-sex marriage must "comport with God's law." [ Read more → ]
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Santorum denounces gay marriage, talks sodomy laws, doesn’t believe in hate crimes

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum, appearing Saturday on notoriously anti-gay preacher Bradlee Dean's "Sons of Liberty" radio program, once again denounced same-sex marriage rights, advocated for sodomy laws, and told Dean that he doesn't believe in hate crimes. [ Read more → ]
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Santorum: Economy dependent on traditional marriage; lies about same-sex weddings

Saturday, October 8, 2011
GOP presidential long-shot Rick Santorum on Friday told attendees at the Values Voter Summit that a vibrant economy is dependent on traditional marriage, and that President Obama has ordered military chaplains to "break the law" by requiring them to perform same-sex weddings. [ Read more → ]
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Values Voter Summit: GOP candidates plan weekend with anti-gay activists

Thursday, October 6, 2011
This weekend, nearly every major GOP presidential candidate, along with the top two Republicans in the House of Representatives, will speak at the Values Voter Summit, an annual gathering of the leaders of the movement to integrate fundamentalist Christianity and American politics. [ Read more → ]
Bryan Fischer

Romney to share stage with Bryan Fischer; PFAW urges candidates to denounce bigotry

Thursday, September 29, 2011
American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer will not only be speaking at the upcoming Values Voter Summit, but will immediately follow Mitt Romney. Today, People For the American Way is calling on Romney and fellow Republican presidential candidates to condemn Fischer’s unmitigated bigotry rather than lending it legitimacy by appearing with him. [ Read more → ]
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Obama criticizes GOP; candidates mostly dismissive of audience boos of gay soldier

Monday, September 26, 2011
President Barack Obama on Sunday joined the critics with his own lambasting of the GOP presidential contenders, calling out the recent Republican candidate's debate in which audience members booed a gay service member. [ Read more → ]
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Don’t believe Santorum’s claim about not hearing the audience boo the gay soldier

Monday, September 26, 2011
There continues to be so much fall out from the recent Republican presidential debate in which the candidates stood by and said nothing while members of the audience booed a gay solder.... [ Read more → ]
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Time for LGBT people to get their heads in the game, be their own heroes

Saturday, September 24, 2011
This piece is not a sell for Barack Obama, but a plea for the gay community to recognize who our true enemies are. It's time we stop expecting a hero and be our own heroes. It's time we start talking into account the cold fact that our struggle for equality is like a game of chess. [ Read more → ]
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Audience jeers gay soldier, applauds anti-gay Santorum during GOP debate

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Audience members at Thursday nights GOP presidential debate booed a gay soldier who asked if the Republican candidates would reinstate the now repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that banned openly gay service members. [ Read more → ]
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To the Republicans — We should go back into the political closet

Thursday, September 8, 2011
Now that Wednesday night's Republican Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is history, it is important that we look back at what was said - or more accurately what was not said - during the debate. [ Read more → ]
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Santorum complains the gay community has declared ‘jihad’ against him

Monday, August 29, 2011
Rick Santorum, the GOP presidential contender who claims to have gay friends who don’t deserve rights because marriage equality is destroying the American family, now claims that the gay and lesbian community has declared a “jihad” against him. [ Read more → ]
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Rick Santorum has gay friends who do not deserve the same rights that he does

Sunday, August 21, 2011
Hard to believe, but GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has gay friends. This is the same Rick Santorum who opposes gay marriage, opposes civil unions, wants to reinstate “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and who says gays and lesbians deserve no “privileges.” [ Read more → ]
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Rick Santorum: Marriage equality is equal to slavery (when it’s not like a napkin)

Saturday, August 13, 2011
Not only has Rick Snatorum used the lackluster comparison of napkins and paper towels as a justification to denying gay couples marriage rights, he is now comparing the 10th amendments guarantee that a state can enact marriage equality if it wants too, to states having the authority to legalize slavery. [ Read more → ]
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Republican presidential candidates pushed to move even farther to the right

Friday, August 12, 2011
In the third nationally televised GOP presidential debate, none of the eight candidates on the stage strayed from their already stated positions on marriage for same-sex couples, but there was some pushing and prodding for several of the candidates to move even farther to the right. [ Read more → ]
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New Balance distances itself from Chairman’s donation to Romney’s anti-gay campaign

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Athletic footwear company New Balance, is distancing itself from news that its Chairman, James Davis, contributed $500,000 to Mitt Romney's campaign for President -- Romney is one of four GOP hopefuls that have signed the NOM's pledge to oppose marriage equality. [ Read more → ]
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