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GOP Steers Clear of Gay Marriage Issue

posted on August 7, 2012

After Democrats officially included gay marriage in their 2012 platform, Politico’s Maggie Haberman and Emily Schultheis note, “the reaction from mainstream Republicans was near silence.” This reticence to make gay marriage a election year issue contrasts sharply with 2004, when “Republicans, looking to turn out their base, put gay marriage bans on ballots in key states.” “The gay marriage issue for the anti-gay marriage right has always been one of those issues of diminishing returns,” says GOProud co-founder, Christopher Barron. “[A]nd it’s gotten to the point now where it’s often a loser.”

Read at Politico