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Santorum Comments on Marriage and Parenting in NH

During an appearance at a school in N.H., former Senator Rick Santorum (R- Pa.) said that LGBT couples raising children "[robs] children of something they need, they deserve, they have a right to. You may rationalize that that isn't true, but in your own life and in your own heart, you know it's true."
Los Angeles Times
January 9, 2012

Iowa Legislature Unlikely to Address Marriage in 2012

Iowa legislators this week said that jobs and the economy would be the focus of the upcoming year. Senate Majority Leader Gronstal previously promised to block debate on a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban marriage equality in the state, where marriage equality has existed since 2009, and has said he will continue to do so this year.
Associated Press
January 6, 2012

Chatham, NJ, Installs Openly Gay, Black Republican Mayor - Believed Nation's First

Bruce Harris was sworn in Tuesday as mayor of Chatham, N.J., and became what is believed to be the first openly gay, black Republican mayor in the country. Harris said, “I have felt it is my duty to serve the community. I think that public service is interesting, and finding ways to meet the challenges facing a small community like Chatham Borough is personally rewarding.”
The Daily Record
January 6, 2012


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