Clark County GOP steps away from strict marriage definition

Clark County GOP steps away from strict marriage definition

From the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

The Clark County Republican Party removed language from its platform defining marriage as “between a man and a woman,” a major change acknowledging a growing gay rights movement, the party’s political director said Monday.

The platform, which was overwhelmingly approved Saturday at the county GOP’s convention in Las Vegas, also edited its preamble to add “sexual orientation” to a nondiscrimination clause…

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RNC chair praises Portman as GOP report calls for gay inclusion

RNC chair praises Portman as GOP report calls for gay inclusion

From the Metro Weekly:

In an expansive “autopsy” of the GOP, the Republican National Committee released a report today providing a path forward for the party, one that includes gay inclusion, following a series of defeats last November…

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Western conservatives make the case for marriage equality in court brief

Western conservatives make the case for marriage equality in court brief

From the Metro Weekly:

A number of prominent conservatives from western states urged the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to strike down state bans on same-sex marriage in a brief filed Tuesday.

Led by former Sen. Alan Simpson, who served as a Republican senator from Wyoming from 1979 to 1997, the brief describes the signees as “Western conservatives, moderates and libertarians who embrace the individual freedoms protected by our Constitution.”…

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