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Romney Aide: Obama Could ‘Mandate Gay Marriages For Everyone’ And GOP Would Stay Silent

by David Badash ● 12:50 PM June 17, 2014
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Has the GOP has been up in arms, issuing press releases and warning of fires and brimstone? Nope. What does this mean?

Bigotry Watch

Just How Anti-Gay Is The Texas GOP’s 2014 Platform? ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapy Just The Beginning

by David Badash ● 8:27 AM June 9, 2014
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On Saturday a right wing Tea Party group achieved its goal: support for so-called “ex-gay” therapy became an official plank of the Texas Republican Party’s 2014 platform. But that’s just the beginning.

Discrimination

Texas GOP Platform Embraces ‘Reparative Therapy’ to ‘Escape Homosexual Lifestyle’

by David Badash ● 5:02 PM June 4, 2014
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The Republican Party of Texas has drafted a new platform for 2014 which embraces so-called ex-gay or “reparative therapy,” which has been deemed harmful or even dangerous by every major medical organization.

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Republican Meghan McCain Joins GLAAD Board of Directors

by David Badash ● 12:21 PM June 2, 2014
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Meghan McCain, the moderate Republican pundit and media personality, is joining the National Board of Directors of LGBT advocacy organization GLAAD.

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Sarah Palin Introduces Phil Robertson At Religion-Focused Republican Conference

by David Badash ● 12:43 PM May 30, 2014
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Could there be any greater snapshot of just how in trouble the Republican Party is today than to have its former vice presidential nominee, Sarah Palin, invited to introduce Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson at the Republican Leadership Conference?

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Republican Party Announces It Is Officially The Party Of God

by David Badash ● 11:47 AM May 5, 2014
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Over the weekend, the Republican Party (RNC) announced it is officially the party of God. In an embarrassing tweet that links to an even more embarrassing petition, the RNC announced “Religious freedom is our God-given right.”

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The Absolute Least They Can Do: GOP Releases Video Of Minority ‘Republicans’

by David Badash ● 2:49 PM March 18, 2014
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One year ago today, the head of the Republican National Committee (RNC), Reince Priebus, announced the results of the highly-anticipated “GOP autopsy.” Here’s the result.

Civil Rights

Huckabee: Democrats Want Women To Think They Need Government To ‘Control Their Libido’

by David Badash ● 2:18 PM January 23, 2014
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Mike Huckabee unleashed an anti-contraception, anti-women attack while speaking at the Republican National Committee’s Winter Meeting in Washington D.C. minutes ago.

Marriage

GOP Congressman Calls For Wives ‘To Voluntarily Submit’ To Their Husbands

by David Badash ● 11:29 AM January 23, 2014
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Despite a shellacking at the polls in 2012, Republican politicians just can’t seem to help but be themselves. Like Rep. Steve Pearce, who says wives should “voluntarily submit” to their husbands.

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Prominent Republican Finally Calls On Anti-Gay RNC Official To Resign, Ignores Own Family’s Intolerance

by Jason Sattler At The National Memo ● 10:31 AM January 22, 2014
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RNC Official Dave Agema is attacking the LGBT community, and the GOP is largely ignoring him. Except for one Republican, whose motives are highly-questionable.

Bigotry Watch

‘Arrest And Hang’: GOP State Candidate Calls For Obama’s ‘Execution’

by David Badash ● 6:29 PM January 21, 2014
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A Republican candidate for the Florida House is calling for the arrest and execution by hanging of President Barack Obama for treason — but only after a trial.

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‘Cancer’ Of Anti-Gay Bigotry Leads Gay Republican Group Founder To Quit GOP

by David Badash ● 1:45 PM January 15, 2014
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Will GOProud co-founder Jimmy LaSalvia’s leaving the Republican Party make a difference?

Perhaps the answer is based on one question: Did LaSalvia make a difference when he was in the Republican Party?

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RNC Official Praises Putin’s Anti-Gay Laws As ‘Common Sense In Russia!’

by David Badash ● 12:06 PM January 11, 2014
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RNC Committeeman Dave Agema is back — and now praising Putin’s anti-gay laws as “Common sense in Russia!”

Civil Rights

Today In GOP Outreach: RNC Delays Annual Meeting To Attend Anti-Abortion Rally

by Henry Decker At The National Memo ● 7:39 PM January 7, 2014
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The GOP sees restricting the rights of women as one of its “core principles.” Chairman Reince Priebus is only too happy to help.