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March 30, 2012


Republicans Back Off on Gay Marriage

Although House Republican a few years ago wanted to prohibit gay marriage by amending the U.S. Constitution, Politico notes they're almost silent on the issue these days.

"It's been one of the swiftest shifts in ideology and strategy for Republicans, as they've come nearly full circle on same-sex politics. What was once a front-and-center issue for rank-and-file Republicans -- the subject of many hotly worded House and Senate floor speeches -- is virtually a dead issue, as Republicans in Congress don't care to have gay marriage litigated in the Capitol."

"Even more than that, Republican leadership has evolved, too. It has quietly worked behind the scenes to kill amendments that reaffirm opposition to same-sex unions."












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