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Republicans must amend party platform


Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has gotten a lot of flak for his antiquated views on some social issues that, though not the focal points of this election, mean everything to some voters. Despite a conservative fiscal policy and a focus on strong national defense that many young Republicans support, Romney’s anti-gay marriage stance eliminates […]

Should the election focus on civil unions or gay marriage?


The inclusion of marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples in the Democratic National Committee’s platform is a historic move that continues the Democratic Party’s tradition of championing civil rights. While the economy and foreign policy are emerging as the most important issues in November’s presidential election, providing equal rights for all Americans through the […]

New marriage proposal faces uphill battle


On Tuesday morning, three US congressmen held a press conference to announce the Respect for Marriage Act, a proposed law that would repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act — which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. At the conference, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) said that same-sex couples “have debunked the baseless […]