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Gay Republicans Receiving Quiet Embrace From The Party

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This April 25, 2012, photo provided by Missouri House Communications shows Missouri Rep. Zachary Wyatt, R-Novinger. The Republican Missouri House member announced Wednesday, May 2, that he's gay and is calling on GOP leaders to end legislation that would limit discussion of sexual orientation in public schools. (AP Photo/Missouri House Communications)
This April 25, 2012, photo provided by Missouri House Communications shows Missouri Rep. Zachary Wyatt, R-Novinger. The Republican Missouri House member announced Wednesday, May 2, that he's gay and is calling on GOP leaders to end legislation that would limit discussion of sexual orientation in public schools. (AP Photo/Missouri House Communications)

A quiet transformation is taking place in the Republican Party, which has begun to embrace openly gay candidates – and among gay Republicans, who now feel more comfortable speaking out in a party that may have accepted them but didn’t always show it.

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