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Conservatives grapple with marriage equality

A day after advocating greater federal rights for same-sex couples, Republican mega-donor Foster Friess took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday and told the crowd, "Chick-fil-A values are American values!"

USA TODAY
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March 18, 2013
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Gay Legislative Kiss Upsets Denver Post Readers

When photographer Craig F. Walker captured Colorado House Speaker Mark Ferrandino — one of the biggest proponents of the state's new civil unions legislation which passed March 12 — kissing his husband, Greg Wertsch, in his office after the historic vote, he had no idea it would cause a local debate.

The Advocate
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March 18, 2013

OPINION: Rob Portman and the end of the marriage debate

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman’s announcement that he had decided to give up his opposition to gay marriage — a decision prompted, at least in part, by the fact that one of his sons is gay — is the latest in a series of moves that make one thing crystal clear: The political debate on gay marriage is effectively over.

The Washington Post
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March 18, 2013
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Boehner unswayed by Portman's switch on marriage equality

House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Sunday he cannot imagine ever supporting gay marriage even though Senator Rob Portman, his friend and fellow Ohio Republican, very publicly reversed his opposition last week.

Reuters
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March 18, 2013
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