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Fla. GOP Rep Backs Gay Marriage Despite Personal Support for 'Traditional' Marriage

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jul 22, 2014
Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) announced his support for same-sex marriage on Monday even though he is Christian and believes in "traditional" marriage.

100 Kansas GOP Endorse Democrat for Governor

By John Hanna | Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
Democratic challenger Paul Davis sought Tuesday to give his campaign for Kansas governor a bipartisan boost by announcing endorsements from more than 100 moderate Republicans who've split with conservative GOP Gov. Sam Brownback

Christie to Republicans: Don't Give Up Marriage Fight

By EDGE | Monday Jul 14, 2014
While speaking to reporters Saturday at the National Governors Association convention in Nashville, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said while the issue of same-sex marriage is "settled" in his home state, opponents shouldn't give up the fight elsewhere.

Republican Governors' Words Shift on Gay Marriage

By Steve Peoples and Erik Schelzig | Saturday Jul 12, 2014
Deep in the nation's Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided America's families and politics for years.

Sen. Portman: Could Consider '16 Presidential Bid

By Dan Sewell and Julie Carr Smyth | Friday Jul 11, 2014
Ohio GOP Sen. Rob Portman said Thursday he has definite plans to run in 2016 - at least for re-election. Whether he decides to aim higher, he said, will depend on the field of presidential candidates and the issues they campaign on.

L.I. Republican Candidate Loses Party Endorsement for Performing Same-Sex Weddings

By Bobby McGuire | Thursday Jun 26, 2014
Nassau County conservatives "don’t care what the law is" and have forced the local Republican Committee to rescind the party’s endorsement for a State Assembly candidate who performed legal same-sex weddings while mayor of a tiny Long Island town.

Rick Perry: ’I Stepped Right In It’ Regarding Oops Moment Linking Gays to Alcoholics

By EDGE | Friday Jun 20, 2014
After a week of occupying numerous headlines and debates over a statement made likening homosexuality to alcoholism, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) appears to be backing away from the hot button social issue and diverting attention to the economy.

Texas GOP Chairman Rejects Party’s Policy on Conversion Therapy

By EDGE | Friday Jun 20, 2014
Rifts continued to form in the Texas Republican Party this week when state GOP chairman Steve Munisteri went on the record rejecting the party’s recently adopted plank language condoning gay conversion therapy.

Perry’s Gay Conversion / Alcoholism Analogy Continues to Draw Fire

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jun 19, 2014
Texas Gov. Rick Perry was once again blasted this week for comments he made last week comparing homosexuality to alcoholism. He’s also been criticized for the Texas GOP’s platform, which now supports conversion therapy.

GOP’s Midterm Strength Could Be Problem in 2016

By Nicholas Riccardi and Charles Babington | Sunday Jun 15, 2014
Republican strength in this year’s House and Senate races could, strangely enough, hurt the party’s presidential chances by stalling the changes in style and policy advocated after Mitt Romney’s defeat in the 2012 presidential campaign.