“Gay” Republican Group GOProud Finally Gets Around to Supporting Marriage Equality

Written by scott on January 19th, 2013

GOProudBuzzfeed reporter Chris Geidner has a “major” announcement from GOProud.

After declining to take a position on the issue for years, GOProud, the group for gay conservatives, told BuzzFeed Friday it is coming out in support of same-sex marriage equality. “We support same-sex marriage, civil marriage,” GOProud executive director Jimmy LaSalvia said.

The move follows a decision by the GOProud board earlier this month to expand the group’s mission to include state-level work. It also comes after, LaSalvia noted, the re-election of a president who supports same-sex couples’ marriage rights, while some in the Republican Party are urging their party to reassess their position on the issue.

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