More republicans come out in favor of same sex marrige including Newt Gringrich, Ken Mehlman, and Pat Brady
More Republicans Come out in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage Newt Gringrich, Ken Mehlman, and Pat Brady 1
Intro The issue of gay-marriage is something that almost everyone feels strongly about, whether it be for it or against it. Stereotypically, Republicans are usually against, and Democrats are usually for it. In the last couple of years, more well-know Republicans have come out in favor of same-sex marriage. Same-Sex marriage in a couple of states in the US, including Washington and New York.
Newt Gringrich Recently, Newt Gringrich, former Republican Presidential candidate and House Speaker made statements indicating that he and other GOP leaders should not speak ill of, but embrace civil marriage equality. He stated that he had a personal stake in this issue as well. He has a gay friend who got married in Iowa, and has a half-sister who works for the Human Rights Campaign.
Ken Mehlman Ken Mehlman, former RNC and Bush Campaign Chief came out as gay. While he is still a Republican, he feels very strongly about same-sex marriage. He recently launched Project Right Side, which is an organization that is working to get more conservative support for same-sex marriage.
Pat Brady Pat Brady, Chairman of the Republican party in Illinois, has stated that the bill they are trying to pass in Illinois to allow same-sex marriage has his full support. Not only that, but he is contacting other republicans to urge them for their support. He stated that, “More and more Americans understand that if two people want to make a lifelong commitment to each other, government should not stand in their way.”