House Republicans advanced an amendment that would protect the federal funding of adoption agencies that refuse to work with same-sex couples on religious grounds. It was passed nearly along party lines with only one Republican, Rep. Scott Taylor of Virginia, not voting in its favor. The reason for this is simply because these organizations, based on religious conviction, choose not to place children with same-sex couples.
Log Cabin Republicans
Republican senator with gay son now backs gay marriage | Reuters
Log Cabin Republicans was founded in in California as a rallying point for Republicans opposed to the Briggs Initiative , which attempted to ban homosexuals from teaching in public schools. In addition to sanctioning the termination of openly gay and lesbian teachers, the proposed legislation authorized the firing of those teachers that supported homosexuality. While mounting his imminent presidential campaign, Ronald Reagan publicly expressed his opposition to the discriminatory policy. Reagan's condemnation of the bill—epitomized in a letter sent to a pro-Briggs group, excerpts of which were re-printed in the San Francisco Chronicle in —played an influential role in the eventual defeat of the Briggs Initiative. In the midst of this victory, gay conservatives in California created the Log Cabin Republicans. The group initially proposed to name themselves Lincoln Club, but found that name was already in use by the Lincoln Club of Orange County, another California Republican organization, so the name Log Cabin Republicans was chosen as an alternative title. This designation calls attention to the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln.
Republican senator with gay son now backs gay marriage
Jason Rogers doesn't consider himself particularly politically involved. But he's voted in every presidential race since At the last minute, I went with Trump and have had no regrets since. It's not a huge concern for me. Jason Rogers.
By Sarah N. Lynch , Kim Palmer. In a newspaper opinion piece on Friday, shortly before the Supreme Court is to hear arguments in two key cases on the issue, the Ohio senator said he now supports gay marriage. As a Congressman, and more recently as a Senator, I opposed marriage for same-sex couples. Then, something happened that led me to think through my position in a much deeper way.