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April 6, 2014

'This is just the most open and blatant example of the new fascism...'

US Republican Newt Gingrich puts the problems of Mozilla's former CEO at the feet of 'new fascism.'

The GOP 2012 Republican primary challenger was a guest on the ABC News show This Week With George Stephanopoulos.

There was a segment on Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, who stepped down after the revelation he made a $1,000 donation supporting the Proposition 8 campaign in 2008.

March 16, 2013

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has no plans on evolving when it comes to same sex marriage

Republican Senator Rob Portman's recent reversal on same sex marriage continues to reverberate in the GOP.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich continues to be against marriage equality, but isn't running away from Portman's new position.

March 16, 2013

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has no plans on evolving when it comes to same sex marriage

Republican Senator Rob Portman's recent reversal on same sex marriage continues to reverberate in the GOP.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich continues to be against marriage equality, but isn't running away from Portman's new position.

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.

December 27, 2012

New York Rep. Richard Hanna has become only the second sitting Republican in the US Congress to back the repeal of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) following comments that same-sex marriage was inevitable by failed Republican presidential race candidate Newt Gingrich

A second sitting House Republican has publicly broken ranks with the mainstream of his party on the issue of same-sex marriage, announcing that he will co-sponsor the Respect for Marriage Act which would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act that currently bans federal benefits from going to married same-sex couples in the US.

December 27, 2012

Charles Bass of New Hampshire wants Defense of Marriage Act repealed

Already defeated for reelection, US Congressman Charles Bass of New Hampshire became the third Republican in the US House of Representatives to break ranks with the party by supporting gay marriage.

Bass has agreed to co-sponsor the the Respect for Marriage Act which would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act that currently bans federal benefits from going to married same-sex couples in the US.

December 20, 2012

'The momentum is clearly now in the direction'

When he was campaigning for the Republican nomination for US president, Newt Gingrich took a hard line against same-sex marriage.

But now the former speaker of the US House of Representatives sees that marriage equality is gaining ground. After voters in three states made history by voting to legalize gay marriage last month, Gingrich thinks his party will have to find a way to adjust.

December 20, 2012

'The momentum is clearly now in the direction'

When he was campaigning for the Republican nomination for US president, Newt Gingrich took a hard line against same-sex marriage.

But now the former speaker of the US House of Representatives sees that marriage equality is gaining ground. After voters in three states made history by voting to legalize gay marriage last month, Gingrich thinks his party will have to find a way to adjust.

November 20, 2012

Ditch the racist, homophobic, creationist, climate change-denying dominionists: inclusive, secular conservatism is the only option for Grand Old Party, says Adrian Tippetts

The US presidential election was not so much an endorsement of Obama as a verdict on the Republican Party. Given the dire economic circumstances, any challenger would have strolled into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. They even outspent the Democrats on their presidential campaign by a factor of 3.5 to one. The recriminations and post mortems are in full swing. At least Newt Gingrich has the honesty to admit being ‘far off’ wrong.

November 20, 2012

Ditch the racist, homophobic, creationist, climate change-denying dominionists: inclusive, secular conservatism is the only option for Grand Old Party, says Adrian Tippetts

The US presidential election was not so much an endorsement of Obama as a verdict on the Republican Party. Given the dire economic circumstances, any challenger would have strolled into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. They even outspent the Democrats on their presidential campaign by a factor of 3.5 to one. The recriminations and post mortems are in full swing. At least Newt Gingrich has the honesty to admit being ‘far off’ wrong.

June 4, 2012

In the first of a special two-part feature, GSN looks at Barack Obama’s challenger in the 2012 presidential election, Mitt Romney, and his LGBT record

It’s officially official. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will meet in this November’s race for the White House.

This matchup has been penciled in all spring. After a GOP primary casting call that included mogul/TV reality boss Donald Trump, pizza man Herman Cain, Representative Michele Bachmann, former Senator Rick Santorum, and ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Romney is the last candidate standing.

May 2, 2012

Republican hopeful had supported North Carolina's anti-gay Amendment One

Former US Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich suspended his campaign for the Republican nomination for president on Wednesday (2 May) calling his candidacy 'a truly wld ride.'

'Today I’m suspending the campaign but suspending the campaign does not mean suspending citizenship,' Gingrich said at a Washington DC-area hotel.

He vowed to remain active and work to get Republican candidates elected this fall.

April 24, 2012

Three-times married Gingrich urges people to 'vote for preserving a very basic institution'

Even though Mitt Romney is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Newt Gingrich officially remains in the race and trying to appeal to the party's socially conversative voters.

Gingrich on Tuesday (24 April) released a video in support of North Carolina's Amendment One, a ballot initiative that seeks add a ban same-sex marriages and civil unions to the North Carolina constitution.

April 21, 2012

New Romney advisor Richard Grenell gets in trouble for Twitter past

Mitt Romney's new foreign policy spokesperson has a Twitter history of sexist comments.

March 25, 2012

While Rick Santorum took a comfortable primary victory, he still lags behind

Last night Rick Santorum had an impressive primary win in Louisiana. Yet, he is no closer to winning the Republican nomination.

The former senator exceeded all expectations by beating Mitt Romney two to one. As reported by The New York Times, Santorum won 49 percent of the vote. Romney was a distant second with  26.7. Newt Gingrich came in third with 15.9 and Ron Paul 6.1.

March 24, 2012

According to polls, Rick Santorum will have a big night in the state of the Big Easy

The Republican presidential primary candidate with the most conservative record on LGBT rights is geared to win big tonight in Louisiana's primary.

According to Public Policy Polling, Rick Santorum has a double digit lead over Mitt Romney. The former Pennsylvania senator is ahead of Romney, 42 to 28 percent. Rounding out the field is Newt Gingrich at 18 percent, 8 for Ron Paul, and Buddy Roemer at 2.

February 23, 2012

Barney Frank's fiancee in the audience as he also handicaps Republican field

Barney Frank, the first openly gay member of the US House of Representatives, appeared on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday (22 February) and showed off his engagement ring to the host and his audience.

Kimmel asked Frank, a congressman from Massachusetts, why the ring is black. Frank explained that it was made by his fiancee, 42-year-old Jim Ready who counts welding among his skills. Ready was in the audience at the show.

'It's just a reminder of the real world,' Frank said of the homemade ring.

February 19, 2012

White House LGBT conference to be held in Detroit

The White House announced its second LGBT conference.

The 9 March event will be held in Detroit and focus on housing and homelessness. Shaun Donovan, the Secretary for Housing & Urban Development, will be a featured speaker.

The Obama team had its first get together with the gay and lesbian community this week. Held in Philadelphia, the conference focused on health care issues.

February 11, 2012

Rick Santorum jumping ahead in national poll

With a number of wins in his belt, Rick Santorum is riding a crest of popularity.

According to Public Policy Polling, the former Pennsylvania senator 'has opened up a wide lead' in the organization's national poll. He's at 38 percent, and behind him is Mitt Romney at 23. Former speaker of the House  Newt Gingrich is at 17 and  13 percent for Rep. for Ron Paul.

February 7, 2012

GOP presidential hopefuls both say appeals court overstepped

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich don't seem to agree on much these days as they slug it out for the Republican nomination for president.

But one thing the did agree on Tuesday was that the The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overstepped when it upheld a lower court's ruling that California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional.

'Court of Appeals overturning CA's Prop 8 another example of an out of control judiciary. Let's end judicial supremacy,' Gingrich wrote on Twitter.

February 7, 2012

GOP presidential hopefuls both say appeals court overstepped

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich don't seem to agree on much these days as they slug it out for the Republican nomination for president.

But one thing the did agree on Tuesday was that the The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overstepped when it upheld a lower court's ruling that California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional.

'Court of Appeals overturning CA's Prop 8 another example of an out of control judiciary. Let's end judicial supremacy,' Gingrich wrote on Twitter.

February 4, 2012

Santorum looking beyond Nevada

As Republicans get ready to count votes in Nevada, Rick Santorum is looking ahead.

Today the Silver State is holding a caucus and it doesn't look good for the former Pennsylvania senator. According to Public Policy Polling, Gov. Mitt Romney has a large lead over his opponents. He is polling at 50 percent; former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is second at 25 percent and Rep. Ron Paul  is third with 15. Santorum rounds the field with 8 percent.

January 22, 2012

The National Organization for Marriage is pleased with Gingrich, Romney, and Santorum

The National Organization for Marriage offered its congratulations to Newt Gingrich for his win in the South Carolina primary.

The anti-gay marriage group also voiced its support for the winners of the races in Iowa and New Hampshire.

January 22, 2012

The National Organization for Marriage is pleased with Gingrich, Romney, and Santorum

The National Organization for Marriage offered its congratulations to Newt Gingrich for his win in the South Carolina primary.

The anti-gay marriage group also voiced its support for the winners of the races in Iowa and New Hampshire.