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Which GOP 2016 hopeful would attend a same-sex wedding, which one wouldn’t, and who wouldn’t say

Thursday, April 16, 2015
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A conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt asked the “gotcha” question to two GOP 2016 hopefuls on Thursday: whether or not they would attend a same-sex wedding after Marco Rubio told... [...]

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Ted Cruz threatens to strip federal courts of jurisdiction over marriage equality

Monday, April 6, 2015
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
U.S. Sen. Tex Cruz (R-Texas), so far the only announced GOP candidate for president, on Monday threatened to prod Congress to strip the federal courts of its jurisdiciton of marriage cases if the U.S. Supreme Court rules this summer in favor of marriage equality. [...]

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McConnell, Cruz among 57 Republicans urging Supreme Court to reject same-sex marriage

Friday, April 3, 2015
Mitch McConnell (left) and Ted Cruz
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz are among 57 Republicans in Congress who are calling on the Supreme Court to uphold state bans on same-sex marriage. [...]

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GOP’s Ted Cruz calls religious liberty a defining issue

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a town hall event at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, Wednesday, April 1, 2015.
The Republican presidential candidate told an audience in Sioux City, Iowa, on Wednesday that a new Indiana law is awakening like-minded voters of various political stripes. [...]

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Indiana religious freedom debate exposes Republican divisions

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
“I think Gov. Pence has done the right thing,” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said in a March 30, radio interview. He said the law was "simply allowing people of faith space to be able to express their beliefs.”
The backlash over a religious freedom law in Indiana has the GOP's leading White House contenders in a messy clash that highlights the party's opposition to same-sex marriage and threatens to inject social issues into the early stages of the 2016 presidential primary season. [...]

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Martin O’Malley: GOP support for Indiana religious freedom law ‘shameful’

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley arrives for a Politics and Eggs breakfast with area business leaders, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Bedford, N.H. The stop is one of many for those seeking their party's nomination for president in the nation's earliest presidential primary state.
Likely Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley says it's "shameful" for Republicans to support an Indiana law that critics see as legalizing discrimination against gays and lesbians. [...]

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Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz express support for Indiana’s ‘religious freedom’ law

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Jeb Bush (left) and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
GOP presidential contender Sen. Ted Cruz and likely candidate Jeb Bush, expressed support Monday for Indiana's controversial religious freedom bill that critics charge is a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians. [...]

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Senate OKs budget amendment granting VA, Social Security benefits to married same-sex couples

Friday, March 27, 2015
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Eleven GOP senators, many of whom face competitive re-election fights in 2016, supported the amendment offered by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii). [...]

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Ted Cruz vows to ‘uphold the sacrament of marriage’ as president

Monday, March 23, 2015
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks at Liberty University, founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, Monday, March 23, 2015 in Lynchburg, Va., to announce his campaign for president.
After pledging to “stand up for the First Amendment rights of every American,” Ted Cruz said he would “defend the sanctity of human life and uphold the sacrament of marriage.” [...]

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Ted Cruz, who wants a federal ban on same-sex marriage, to launch presidential bid

Sunday, March 22, 2015
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
Sen. Ted Cruz, who has called for sweeping legislation to undo federal recognition of marriage equality and modify the U.S. Constitution to block same-sex marriage, will announce a presidential run on Monday. [...]

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