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Meet The Young Republicans Fighting Their Party On Gay Rights

Vanity Fair | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics

Given the behavior of some of its current presidential candidates, you’d be forgiven for assuming that the Republican Party is a haven for backw...

GOP Presses State Bills Limiting Gay Rights Before Supreme Court Ruling

AP | RAY HENRY and KATHLEEN FOODY | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses. Other states would protect...

Lila Shapiro

New Poll Shows Rocky Road To White House For Any Anti-Gay Republican | Lila Shapiro | Posted 01.22.2015 | Gay Voices

It’s tough being a Republican presidential hopeful these days. The GOP's hard-core conservative base vociferously opposes same-sex marriage, but Ame...

New York Young Republican Laments U.S. Is Turning Into 'Gaymeria'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

A blogger for the New York Young Republican club issued an epic rant on Friday warning that the marriage equality movement threatens to turn the count...

David McCabe

Ted Olson Calls Ted Cruz Comments Against Marriage Equality 'Very, Very Sad' | David McCabe | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The conservative lawyer who argued the Supreme Court case that ended California's ban on same-sex marriage condemned Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Te...

Amanda Terkel

New York GOP Candidate Says Support For Marriage Equality Cost Him Endorsement | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bruce Kennedy seemed to be all set for his run for a New York state Assembly seat. The Nassau County Republican Committee officially end...

Lila Shapiro

The Gay Tea Party Is In Trouble | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.05.2014 | Gay Voices

Jimmy LaSalvia and Christopher R. Barron, the founders of a gay conservative lobbying group that styled itself after the tea party, have never feared ...

Amanda Terkel

Majority Of State GOP Platforms Still Anti-Gay | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As support for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals grows in the GOP, the official stance of the Republican P...

Texas Judge Leaves Republican Party Over Anti-Gay 'Pettiness & Bigotry'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

A San Antonio judge announced Monday that he is leaving the Republican Party, citing the GOP's "pettiness and bigotry" toward the gay community. I...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Republican Opinion Completely Divided On The Party's Future | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

More than half a year after the former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's loss, Republicans remain in the midst of intra-party argument over whe...

More Republicans Need to Join the Fight for LGBT Equality

Fred Karger | Posted 09.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Fred Karger

The party of Lincoln should once again be the party of equality. More Republicans should join President Obama and so many other Democrats in the fight for the freedom to marry for all LGBT Americans. Ronald Reagan would undoubtedly be championing that fight if he were alive today.

Republicans and Democrats Can Both Learn From a Gay Conservative

James Owens | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
James Owens

A gay Republican is an oxymoron, no matter what side of the aisle you're on. It's a scary thought for social conservatives, and it's a scary thought for liberals. Let me give you a little insight into what it's like living the life of a gay Republican.

Steps Forward, Steps Backward

Steven Conn | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Steven Conn

We have come to a point in American life where it is no longer acceptable to be homophobic in polite company, but beating up on pregnant women is still good sport. And, apparently, one that carries few political consequences

Ken Mehlman: GOP Evolution On Gay Marriage Is Personal

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

Former Republican National Committee chairman Ken Mehlman, who came out as gay in 2010, believes GOP politicians' views on same-sex marriage are affec...

Dem Blasts GOP Colleagues For Supporting Law Making It Illegal For Gays To Have Sex

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

Thirty-eight legislators in the Montana state House voted on Monday to keep sex between gay people illegal, a fact that elicited a stinging rebuke fro...

A Republican Discovers His Heart

Mark Morford | Posted 05.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Morford

Rob Portman's views on the issues of the day still bode quite ill and ugly for modern culture as a whole. Until now. Until, I'm guessing, just this once.

GOP Problem Threatens Party's Competitiveness

The Daily Beast | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

There’s nothing cooler in today’s overwhelmingly white, overwhelmingly Anglo Republican Party than being neither....

Gay Republicans: The Enemy Within?

John Carroll | Posted 01.27.2013 | Gay Voices
John Carroll

You could imagine my shock a few evenings after the election when, at a friend's party, someone was introduced to me thus: "This is Mark. He's a gay Republican. He supported Romney." I was so shocked by his political views that I had to excuse myself and walk away.

Amanda Terkel

Ken Mehlman Launches Project To Build Conservative Support For Marriage Equality | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since widespread Democratic wins on Election Day, Republicans have been searching for ways to reach out to new voters -- beyond their tr...

How Gay Republicans Lost Dismally When 2012 Should Have Been Their Year

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Had the Log Cabin Republicans not endorsed Romney, they would now have more pull within the GOP. They would be able to tell GOP leaders, in the midst of the handwringing over the party's "demographic problem," that had Romney backed off his harsh line on gay rights, they could have helped him win.

It's The Environment, Stupid

Daniel O'Donnell | Posted 01.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Daniel O'Donnell

The Republican Party must face a lesson with important human consequences: It cannot deny rights and attention to LGBT, female and minority communities if it wishes to remain a mainstream presence in American politics.

Election 2012: Trust Romney... Because He's Lying?

Waymon Hudson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Waymon Hudson

Supporters of Romney are now trying desperately to spin his lack of moral certainty as a good thing. The argument for Romney has become: "You don't like this current Romney? Don't worry, he'll change into whatever you want after the election and be great! Trust us!"

I Don't Want To Be This Gay

Kel Kelly | Posted 12.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Kel Kelly

You know the one-dimensional friends who show up in your Facebook timeline and their posts are always about the same subject matter? I have become one of these one-dimensional people, and I can't stand it.

The Big Lie: 'I Love My Gay Friends, But I'm Voting For Romney Anyway'

Christopher Hennessy | Posted 12.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Christopher Hennessy

We have a week left. Share your feelings with those who love you, and ask that they do the right thing. Tell them that the future they think Romney will give them comes at a cost, sadly. And it might not be their friends but their very children who ask for their money back.

The 10 Greatest Indignities Against LGBT People

Rob Watson | Posted 12.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

Why are we mad? Because for too long LGBT people in our society have been stripped of simple dignity and decency. We have been denied all the things that we are supposed to deserve in a country based on "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."