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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.

Republicans at Conference Have Their Eyes on 2016

By Bill Barrow | Saturday May 31, 2014
Republicans are poised for successful midterm elections, but many of the party’s most conservative activists are looking ahead to something bigger.

In Switch, Gay Rights Issue Now Favoring Democrats

By Nicholas Riccardi | Saturday May 24, 2014
It wasn’t all that long ago that Republicans used gay marriage as a tool to drive Election Day turnout. But as public opinion on the issue has turned and courts strike down same-sex marriage bans, gay rights is evolving into a wedge issue for Democrats.

Indiana Republicans Oust 2 Over Gay Marriage Votes

Wednesday May 7, 2014
Indiana voters ousted two Republican legislators who helped keep a gay marriage ban off the November ballot, but most incumbents prevailed Tuesday in a primary election lacking a galvanizing issue or marquee statewide race.

Republican Activists Push Party on Gay Marriage

By Michelle Rindels | Wednesday Apr 23, 2014
As bans against gay marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to same-sex unions.

Obama, Republicans Compete for Support Among Women

By Nedra Pickler | Sunday Apr 13, 2014
After months on the defensive over his health law, a more combative President Barack Obama has emerged to fight about gender politics, leading to an election-year competition with Republicans for support from women.

Coffman Signs On: ENDA Gains One New GOP Co-Sponsor

By EDGE | Thursday Apr 10, 2014
US Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado has added his voice to a few Republicans and 196 Democrats in congressional support of the Employment Non Discrimination Act (ENDA).

GOP Seeks Coverage Choices in Health Care Law They Hate

By David Espo | Sunday Apr 6, 2014
At the prodding of business organizations, House Republicans quietly secured a recent change in President Obama’s health law to expand coverage choices, a striking, one-of-a-kind departure from dozens of high-decibel attempts to repeal or dismember it.

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.