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February 27, 2014

Says SB 1062 'has the potential to create more problems that it purports to solve ... It could divide Arizona in ways we cannot even imagine'

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer ended days of suspense by announcing she has vetoed the state's controversial 'turn away the gays' law.

Brewer said at an evening press conference Wednesday (26 February) that the proposed legislation 'has the potential to create more problems that it purports to solve.'

The controversial SB 1062 was passed last week by the Republican controlled state Senate a day after it passed in the House chambers.

February 17, 2014

'I think marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman. And I think the ideal setting for raising a child is in the setting where there's a father and a mother'

Mitt Romney, the Republican who ran against US President Barack Obama in 2012, remains opposed to marriage equality.

The man who ran the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games was a guest on the the NBC Sunday news program Meet the Press.

From 2003 to 2007, Romney was governor of Massachusetts.

February 17, 2014

'I think marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman. And I think the ideal setting for raising a child is in the setting where there's a father and a mother'

Mitt Romney, the Republican who ran against US President Barack Obama in 2012, remains opposed to marriage equality.

The man who ran the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games was a guest on the the NBC Sunday news program Meet the Press.

From 2003 to 2007, Romney was governor of Massachusetts.

November 24, 2013

Dan Savage reminds Mary Cheney supported a presidential candidate who called for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage across the US, including states where it was legal

Gay columnist Dan Savage offered scathing commentary about the argument between sisters Liz and Mary Cheney.

November 6, 2013

A new book claims Republican Senator Rob Portman asked to be taken off the list of potential vice-presidential running mates for Mitt Romney because he was concerned how running would affect his gay son

Senator Rob Portman did not want to be Mitt Romney’s running mate for Vice President of the United States because he was concerned that his gay son would be forced into the political spotlight, a new book says.

Portman’s son Will had come out to him a year before and had caused him to rethink his position on same-sex marriage but according to the authors of Double Down: Game Change 2012 the Senator was not yet ready to go public with his support in 2012.

November 6, 2013

A new book claims Republican Senator Rob Portman asked to be taken off the list of potential vice-presidential running mates for Mitt Romney because he was concerned how running would affect his gay son

Senator Rob Portman did not want to be Mitt Romney’s running mate for Vice President of the United States because he was concerned that his gay son would be forced into the political spotlight, a new book says.

Portman’s son Will had come out to him a year before and had caused him to rethink his position on same-sex marriage but according to the authors of Double Down: Game Change 2012 the Senator was not yet ready to go public with his support in 2012.

October 18, 2013

Anti-gay former US senator also warns of hate crimes prosecutions against Christians

Rick Santorum has is warning the Republican Party that if they ever embrace gay marriage: It will lead to 'the destruction of our republic.'

The site Right Wing Watch reported Thursday (17 October) that Santorum made his latest anti-gay comments last month at the Midwest Republican Leadership Conference.

Santorum is a former US Senator from Pennsylvania who finished behind Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination for president.

October 18, 2013

Anti-gay former US senator also warns of hate crimes prosecutions against Christians

Rick Santorum has is warning the Republican Party that if they ever embrace gay marriage: It will lead to 'the destruction of our republic.'

The site Right Wing Watch reported Thursday (17 October) that Santorum made his latest anti-gay comments last month at the Midwest Republican Leadership Conference.

Santorum is a former US Senator from Pennsylvania who finished behind Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination for president.

June 5, 2013

'It 'would be a wonderful turn of events for whoever the Democratic candidate happens to be'

Columnist and LGBT activist Dan Savage thinks anti-gay politician Rick Santorum has a realistic chance at securing the Republican presidential nominee in 2016.

Santorum, the former US senator from Pennsylvania, finished second to Mitt Romney last year.

June 5, 2013

'It 'would be a wonderful turn of events for whoever the Democratic candidate happens to be'

Columnist and LGBT activist Dan Savage thinks anti-gay politician Rick Santorum has a realistic chance at securing the Republican presidential nominee in 2016.

Santorum, the former US senator from Pennsylvania, finished second to Mitt Romney last year.

April 9, 2013

'The Republican party’s not going to change on this issue'

Although public opinion is shifting on the issue, former US Senator Rick Santorum insists it would be 'suicidal' for the Republican party to embrace gay marriage.

Santorum, who finished second to Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination last year, remains steadfastly against marriage equality and thinks others in his party should remain so too.

March 25, 2013

Will Portman: 'We’d had a tacit understanding that he was my dad first and my senator a distant second'

The son of Rob Portman is defending his father against critics who wonder why the Ohio Republican Senator waited two years after learning his son was gay to publicly support gay marriage.

'Part of the reason for that is that it took time for him to think through the issue more deeply after the impetus of my coming out. But another factor was my reluctance to make my personal life public,' Will Portman writes in a guest column for the Yale Daily News.

March 18, 2013

Once again groups gay marriage in with polygamy

In the days since Senator Rob Portman came out in support of gay marriage, other prominent Republicans have been asked if their position might also change on the issue.

Rick Santorum, one of the most outspoken opponents of gay marriage and LGBT equality in mainstream politics, said over the weekend that he is 'not changing my opinion on that issue.'

March 15, 2013

Republican Senator Rob Portman, once considered a potential Vice-Presidential running-mate for Mitt Romney, has announced his support for same-sex marriage after his son came out to him

Republican Senator Rob Portman, once a vocal critic of same-sex marriage and one of the top picks to run for Vice President of the United States alongside Mitt Romney, has publicly announced a change of heart on the issue.

Portman changed his mind after his son Will came out to him and his wife Jane.

‘I'm announcing today a change of heart on an issue that a lot of people feel strongly about that has to do with gay couples' opportunity to marry,’ Portman told CNN.

March 9, 2013

More and more US voters are getting behind marriage equality

There used to be a time, very recently, when marriage equality took a constant beating in all polls. Now US voters seem more and more comfortable with LGBT families having the same rights of their straight counterparts.

This past week top pollsters for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama released a report that argued 'significant opposition to the freedom to marry is increasingly isolated within narrow demographic groups while a much broader and more diverse majority are ready to let same-sex couples marry.'

March 5, 2013

Even as other Republicans evolve on the issue, Romney remains firm

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is making clear that his opposition to gay marriage is not a position he took simply to secure votes from the hard right wing of his party.

With his loss to President Barack Obama four months behind him, Romney has reiterated his anti-gay marriage stance.

March 5, 2013

Even as other Republicans evolve on the issue, Romney remains firm

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is making clear that his opposition to gay marriage is not a position he took simply to secure votes from the hard right wing of his party.

With his loss to President Barack Obama four months behind him, Romney has reiterated his anti-gay marriage stance.

February 24, 2013

A 2012 contender to become the Republican's presidential candidate, Jon Huntsman, has appealed to Republicans to embrace the issue of marriage equality and start fighting for it in their home states

Former Utah governor and contender to be the Republican Party’s 2012 presidential candidate Jon Huntsman has announced his support for marriage equality just months after another contender declared same-sex marriage to be inevitable

Huntsman made the announcement via a February 21 op-ed in the American Conservative magazine.

‘While serving as governor of Utah, I pushed for civil unions and expanded reciprocal benefits for gay citizens,’ Huntsman wrote.

February 4, 2013

Says allowing gay scouts and leaders will 'murder' the organization

Rick Santorum, the former US senator who challenged Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination, has stepped into the debate over whether gays should be allowed in the Boys Scouts of America.

'When I saw that the Boy Scouts of America executive board is convening on Wednesday to discuss abandoning the organization’s founding moral principles that nurture boys into men, I was saddened, but not surprised,' Santorum writes in a column for WND.com.

January 5, 2013

LGBT military organization OutServe-SLDN gets ready for Chuck Hagel's leadership of the Defense Department

From all indications, Chuck Hagel will be nominated by President Barack Obama to be the new head of the Defense Department. According to the New York Times, Obama could make the announcement as early as next week.

The leading LGBT military family advocacy organization, OutServe-SLDN, is prepared with a to-do-list for Hagel.

December 28, 2012

 Gregory T. Angelo is currently head of the group's New York chapter

The Log Cabin Republicans on Friday (28 December) announced that Gregory T. Angelo has been appointed as its interim executive director.

Angelo, currently head of the organization's New York chapter, takes over for R. Clarke Cooper who is stepping down at the end of the year.

'There has never been a more exciting and historic time to be a gay Republican,' Angelo said in a statement.

December 28, 2012

Gay group had suffered backlash for endorsing Mitt Romney for president

In the weeks leading up to the Us presiential election last month, the Log Cabin Republicans endorsed Republican Mitt Romney despite the candidate's staunch views against gay marriage.

December 28, 2012

Gay group had suffered backlash for endorsing Mitt Romney for president

In the weeks leading up to the Us presiential election last month, the Log Cabin Republicans endorsed Republican Mitt Romney despite the candidate's staunch views against gay marriage.

December 18, 2012

Nate Silver correctly analyzed poll data far ahead of November election

Nate Silver, the most unlikely political superstar to emerge from last month's US presidential election, was announced as Out Magazine's inaugural Person of the Year on Tuesday (18 December).

Silver who predicted, with uncanny accuracy, how Barack Obama would defeat Mitt Romney.

He made his prediction - 90.9 percent certainty of an Obama win - months before an election that most experts were saying was too close to call even on the morning of the vote.