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Despite Risky Votes, Most Illinois Lawmakers Win

Thursday Mar 20, 2014
Several Illinois state lawmakers who cast tough votes on pensions and gay marriage fended off expensive primary challenges Tuesday.

Gay Rights Group Gives Republican Lawmakers Cash

Friday Mar 14, 2014
An advocacy group supporting gay and lesbians causes in Illinois is bolstering the campaign funds of two Republican lawmakers.

NJ Lawmaker Who Opposed Gay Marriage Bill, Vows to Override Christie’s Veto

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Oct 3, 2013
A Republican Assembly lawmaker from New Jersey, who opposed a measure that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state last year, now says he will override Gov. Chris Christie’s veto if the bill moves through the Assembly.

Republican Senator Murkowski Supports Gay Marriage

By Henry C. Jackson | Wednesday Jun 19, 2013
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she now supports gay marriage, becoming the third Senate Republican to do so.

GOP Sen. Kirk Announces Support for Gay Marriage

Tuesday Apr 2, 2013
GOP Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois said Tuesday he supports same-sex marriage, becoming the second sitting Republican senator to make such an announcement in recent weeks.

GOP Rolls Out Roadmap Amid Party Divisions

By Steve Peoples | Tuesday Mar 19, 2013
This was to be a roadmap for a new, more inclusive GOP: attract minority voters, support immigration reform and embrace "welcoming and inclusive" attitudes on gay rights. But minutes after unveiling the proposal, the party chairman distanced him from it.

GOP Sen. Portman’s Pro Gay Marriage Stance Cheers Activists

By Jason St. Amand | Sunday Mar 17, 2013
LGBT activists and groups overall are cheering Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman’s turnaround and support for marriage equality.

GOP Sen. Portman of Ohio Now Supports Gay Marriage

Friday Mar 15, 2013
Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman is now supporting gay marriage and says his reversal on the issue began when he learned one of his sons is gay.

Gay Marriage: Senator’s Shift, GOP Soul-Searching

By Ann Sanner and Charles Babington | Friday Mar 15, 2013
Republican Sen. Rob Portman’s embrace of gay marriage is the latest sign of soul-searching in a party struggling to adapt in a society whose demographics - and views on emotional issues - are changing fast.

Laura Bush Wants Nothing to Do With New Gay Marriage Ad

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Feb 21, 2013
Former First Lady Laura Bush announced Wednesday that she wants to be removed from a gay marriage ad campaign that uses a clip of her on CNN supporting marriage equality.