Fight Over Gays Roils Upcoming CPAC

01/07/2011 10:32 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times

Some prominent right-wing groups say they will not attend a major Republican gathering in Washington next month, objecting to the presence of gay groups and other organizations whose aims they say are incompatible with conservatism.

An estimated 10,000 people are expected to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, to hear aspiring presidential candidates and vote in one of the first straw polls of the 2012 cycle.