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Delaware, USA: GOP Targeting State Party Leader for Marriage Equality Support

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Delaware GOP Executive Director John FluhartyJust like they did in Illinois, the Delaware GOP is going after their state party leader, John Fluharty, for supporting marriage equality. LGBTQ Nation reports:

Sussex County, Del., Republican leaders introduced a nonbinding resolution at a monthly meeting this week calling for the dismissal of GOP Executive Director John Fluharty, saying his views conflict with those of the party he represents. John Fluharty, who is gay, attended a Wilmington fundraiser last month for Equality Delaware, which advocates the legalization of same-sex marriage in the state. The resolution, which is purely symbolic and must be reviewed by a subcommittee before a final vote, states that state party employees should “publicly reflect” the stated positions of the party.

Hopefully they will be unsuccessful, just like they were in Illinois.

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Delaware, USA: GOP Executive Director Attends Equality Delaware Fundraiser

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

DelawareThe gay executive director of the Delaware GOP attended an Equality Delaware fundraiser this week, The Washington Blade reports:

“I’m here this evening because I support marriage equality,” John Fluharty told the Washington Blade in an exclusive interview at Timothy’s on the Riverfront in Wilmington. “It’s an issue that’s of personal importance for me as a gay man.” Fluharty, who describes himself as a gay conservative Republican, spoke to the Blade less than a day after U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) publicly endorsed marriage rights for same-sex couples. He applauded the senator’s position in a tweet he sent from his private Twitter account.

GOP resistance is crumbling.

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