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To the Republicans — We should go back into the political closet

| Thursday, September 8, 2011
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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.

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Santorum complains the gay community has declared ‘jihad’ against him

| Monday, August 29, 2011
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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.

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Rick Santorum has gay friends who do not deserve the same rights that he does

| Sunday, August 21, 2011
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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.”

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Rick Santorum: Marriage equality is equal to slavery (when it’s not like a napkin)

| Saturday, August 13, 2011
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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.

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Republican presidential candidates pushed to move even farther to the right

| Friday, August 12, 2011
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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.

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New Balance distances itself from Chairman’s donation to Romney’s anti-gay campaign

| Wednesday, August 10, 2011
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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.

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Santorum: Traditional marriage is like a napkin, gay marriage is like a paper towel

| Wednesday, August 10, 2011
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As fictional character Forrest Gump once said, "Life is like a box of chocolates..." And as (some would say, "fictional") GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum says, "Marriage is like a napkin" ... or is it like a glass of water, or a beer?

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Romney, Bachmann, Santorum, Pawlenty sign NOM’s anti-gay marriage pledge

| Sunday, August 7, 2011
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Not to be out-bigoted by Iowa homophobe Bob Vander Plaats and his anti-gay outfit "The Family Leader," the National Organization for Marriage has prepared its own "Marriage Pledge" for the 2012 GOP Presidential hopefuls to sign.

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NOM’s ‘Values Voter” bus tour will spread ‘Santorum’ and general homophobia

| Saturday, August 6, 2011
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NOM’s “Values Bus” tour ought to be interesting in a nauseatingly sort of way. And I know that there are many in the lgbtq community hoping for some type of “Road to Damascus” conversion by some of the attendants or at the very least, a complete bus break down in the middle of lonely road in the blazing heat or even better – in the dead of night...

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NOM, Family Research Council launch ‘Values Voter’ Iowa bus tour

| Wednesday, August 3, 2011
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The National Organization for Marriage, the Family Research Council, and the Susan B. Anthony List have launched the 2011 Values Bus Iowa Tour.

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Santorum on gay marriage: ‘States don’t have the right to destroy the American family’

| Sunday, July 31, 2011
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Speaking at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, Colo., GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum on Friday denounced New York’s legalization of gay marriage, and said there are simply some things that shouldn’t be left to states.

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Sen. Scott Brown at center of controversy over absence from anti-bullying video

| Thursday, July 28, 2011
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U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) has come under fire over his refusal to participate in a video for the “It Gets Better Project” that featured all other members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation.

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TX Gov. Rick Perry supports gay marriage — in the 10th Amendment kind of way

| Saturday, July 23, 2011
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Texas Governor Rick Perry delivered a speech Friday that is sure to be praised by Tea Party activists while at the same time derided by social conservative groups.

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Iowa Republican strongly rebukes Family Leader CEO Bob Vander Plaats

| Friday, July 22, 2011
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In a sharply worded email, Iowa House Republican Speaker Pro-Tempore Jeff Kaufmann rebuked former gubernatorial candidate Bob Vander Plaats, asserting that he quickly losing political credibility.

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Mitt Romney will not sign ‘undignified and inappropriate’ anti-gay pledge

| Tuesday, July 12, 2011
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In a move that instantly outclasses GOP competitors Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has announced he will not sign the conservative Iowa Christian group's pledge opposing, among other things, marriage equality.

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