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Colorado GOP Stands With Candidate Who Accused Opponent of Wanting to 'Join ISIS in Beheading Christians'

Colorado GOP Stands With Candidate Who Accused Opponent of Wanting to 'Join ISIS in Beheading Christians'
The El Paso County Republican Party is standing up for embattled Colorado House candidate Gordon "Dr. Chaps" Klingenschmitt in the wake of his outlandish attack on Rep. Jared Polis last weekend, suggesting that Polis would "join ISIS in beheading Christians" for…actually, it doesn't really matter why he thought that statement was justifiable.
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Republicans' Weird Obsession with Marriage Inequality Hurting Election Prospects

Republicans' Weird Obsession with Marriage Inequality Hurting Election Prospects
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers continues his obsession with trying to stop county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite repeated court rulings that strike down bans on same-sex marriage. Suthers has been rumored to be looking at running for Mayor of Colorado Springs in 2015, so perhaps he views his defense of a same-sex marriage ban as something that may help him with a highly-conservative Colorado Springs electorate.
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CO Log Cabin Republicans Pick on Gay Dem for Stance on.... Fracking?

CO Log Cabin Republicans Pick on Gay Dem for Stance on.... Fracking?
The Log Cabin Republicans are attacking Colorado Democratic Representative Jared Polis ostensibly over energy policy. But look a little closer and the reason seems – weirdly – to be more about his orientation than any sort of legislation.
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Quinnipiac Poll: Voters Back Same-Sex Marriage in Colorado by 2-1 Margin

Quinnipiac Poll: Voters Back Same-Sex Marriage in Colorado by 2-1 Margin
Quinnipiac University released another new batch of poll results from Colorado today, outlining how voters in the state feel about legalizing marijuana and same-sex marriage. According to the poll, voters strongly believe that legalizing marijuana has been good for Colorado (52-38 percent). Of particular note are the numbers from voters 18 to 29 years old, of whom a whopping 81 percent back same-sex marriage.
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Why Marriage Equality Also Needs to Be About Tax Equality

Why Marriage Equality Also Needs to Be About Tax Equality
Alabama's lack of marriage equality means that same sex couples can't file joint returns forcing them to pay more in taxes than they would otherwise. After DOMA's demise, the federal government recognized gay marriages the way they did all legal marriages, but some states — including Alabama — still require for separate tax filings.
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Alabama House Speaker Lies to Rep, Forces Through Anti-Gay Marriage Resolution

Alabama House Speaker Lies to Rep, Forces Through Anti-Gay Marriage Resolution
The Alabama state house passed a mostly symbolic – and needlessly hateful – gesture when they approved a resolution calling for Congress make same-sex marriage unconstitutional. The resolution explicitly broke a promise the House Speaker Mike Hubbard made to an openly gay legislator, Patricia Todd.
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VA Republicans Nominate Homophobic 'Ex-Gay' Proponent to Board of Elections

VA Republicans Nominate Homophobic 'Ex-Gay' Proponent to Board of Elections
Republicans in Fairfax County, Va., recently released its endorsements for the Fairfax County Board of Elections. At the top the list, was one Stephen Hunt. It's a name that sounds generic enough to anyone not deeply invested in local politics, but to anyone who sat on an area school board or perhaps a town meeting since 2005 knows the man's specificity all too well.
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As Court Rules in Favor of Gay Rights, VA AG Worries About Slippery Slope to Polygamy

As Court Rules in Favor of Gay Rights, VA AG Worries About Slippery Slope to Polygamy
On Tuesday, ABC News reported that Virginia attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli led state Attorneys General to sign a letter suggesting that a Supreme Court decision overturning a gay marriage ban in California would somehow open the door to legalizing polygamy.
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