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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.

Minn. Republicans Decline to Endorse Pro-Gay Marriage Rep.

Monday Mar 10, 2014
Republican delegates in Eden Prairie have declined to endorse state Rep. Jenifer Loon, one of four House Republicans who voted in favor of same-sex marriage.

New Poll: Majority of Young Republicans Back Same-Sex Marriage

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Mar 10, 2014
A new Pew Research poll finds that the most Republicans between the ages of 18 and 29 believe same-sex couples should be able to legally tie the knot.

CPAC Crazy: Oliver North Says GOP Needs to Fight Gay Marriage Like Abolitionists Ended Slavery

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Mar 7, 2014
Conservative Oliver North urged the GOP during CPAC Friday that Republicans must oppose gay marriage the same way abolitionists fought to end slavery.

GOP Pushes Social Issues at Conservative Showcase

By Philip Elliott and Steve Peoples | Friday Mar 7, 2014
Some of the GOP’s most prominent conservatives insisted Friday that Republicans should emphasize hot-button social issues like abortion and gay marriage in this year’s midterm elections, exposing an ideological divide within the party.