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Nevada GOP Removes Opposition to Gay Marriage and Abortion From Platform

By Sandra Chereb | Monday Apr 14, 2014
The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values.

Nevada GOP Mulls Keeping Marriage Definition, Abortion in Platform

Friday Apr 11, 2014
Nevada Republicans meeting in Las Vegas this weekend are deciding whether a definition of marriage and statements opposing abortion should stay in the state platform.

2016 Campaign Checklist: Perry

By Will Weissert | Tuesday Apr 8, 2014
A look at Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s preparations for a potential 2016 presidential campaign.

2016 Campaign Checklist: Santorum

By Calvin Woodward | Tuesday Apr 8, 2014
A look at preparations by former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., for a potential 2016 presidential campaign:

La. Congressman Asks for Forgiveness After Video

Tuesday Apr 8, 2014
Freshman U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister says he’s asking his family and constituents for forgiveness after a West Monroe newspaper published a video that it says shows the congressman kissing a woman who wasn’t his wife.

Anti-Gay ’Religious Practices Bill’ Headed To Miss. Governor

Wednesday Apr 2, 2014
Mississippi lawmakers passed the final version of a bill that says state and local governments cannot put a substantial burden on religious practices, a measure that sparked debate about possible discrimination against gay people and other groups

GOP Congressman With Anti-Gay Voting Record Co-Sponsors Anti-Bullying Bill

By Bobby McGuire | Sunday Mar 30, 2014
Check the sky for flying pigs! A Long Island Republican congressman with a history of voting against LGBT rights has signed on to co-sponsor anti-bullying legislation.

19 Kids and Campaigning (For Anti-Gay Candidates)

By Gary D. Robertson | Tuesday Mar 25, 2014
The Duggar Family from TLC’s "19 Kids and Counting" have taken their hootenanny act to the conservative campaign trail again, this time for anti-gay GOP US Senate hopeful Rev. Mark Harris from North Carolina

Gay Mass. Congressional Contender Skips GOP Convention

Friday Mar 21, 2014
Republican congressional candidate Richard Tisei (tih-SAY’) says he will skip this weekend’s state GOP convention because of the socially conservative platform the party’s state committee adopted.

GOP Leaders: Skirting Abortion Issue Not an Answer

By Philip Elliott | Thursday Mar 13, 2014
Shying away from social issues is not a winning strategy for Republicans, whose rhetoric on those subjects has at times alienated voters and cost the GOP elections, party leaders are telling anti-abortion activists.