GOP members consider changing gay-marriage view

GOP members consider changing gay-marriage view


KGMI News Reporting
By Tracy Ellis

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Some Republicans are pushing for their party to drop its opposition to same-sex marriage.

Public opinion on the issue is shifting rapidly and the party is trying to woo younger voters who are more supportive of gay unions.

Todd Donovan is a political science professor at Western Washington University.

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Seventeen states, including Washington, allow gay marriage and 59 percent of Americans support it, according to a recent Washington Post-ABC News Poll.

But social conservatives warn that Republicans could lose loyal voters by softening their stance.

A majority of Republicans still oppose gay marriage.

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