Decoding CPAC Celebrities' Mixed Messages on LGBT Issues

Decoding CPAC Celebs' Mixed Messages on LGBTs

Conservative leaders tended to dodge LGBT issues at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, though a few extremists managed to make some noise.

Ted Cruz Still Wants a Federal Marriage Amendment
January 26 2015 10:16 PM ET

Ted Cruz Still Wants a Federal Marriage Amendment

The possible 2016 presidential contender doesn’t want the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on same-sex marriage bans. He’d rather just amend the U.S. Constitution to forbid them.

Op-ed: The Real Reason Rob Portman Won’t Run for President

Op-ed: The Real Reason Rob Portman Won’t Run

It's tough out there for a nerd.

Former GOP Spokesman: 'I'm Gay. Let Me Get Married'

Former GOP Spokesman: 'I'm Gay. Let Me Get Married'

A former spokesman for two Republican governors came out in the Washington Post this week, asking his fellow party members to evolve on marriage equality.

WATCH: Rick Perry Knows He 'Stepped in It' With Gay, Alcoholic Comparison

WATCH: Rick Perry Knows He 'Stepped In It'

After the Texas governor made national headlines for claiming one can be genetically predisposed to homosexuality, like alcoholism, he's been scrambling to walk back the statement.

WATCH: Rick Perry Says Gays Were Born This Way — Like Alcoholics

Rick Perry Says Gays Were Born This Way — Like Alcoholics

It's the latest in an ongoing string of problematic comparisons made by the conservative Texas governor regarding gay and lesbian people.

Southern Baptists Vote: Are Trans People Part of God's Design?

Southern Baptists Vote on Trans Existence

The Southern Baptist Convention has adopted a resolution urging lawmakers to oppose legal protections for trans individuals and reinforcing biblical concepts of womanly subservience.

Texas GOP Adopts 'Vile' 'Ex-Gay' Platform

Texas GOP Adopts 'Vile' 'Ex-Gay' Platform

The Texas Republican Party's official platform, adopted Saturday, endorses so-called reparative therapy and says family should not be 'redefined to include homosexual couples.'

Draft Texas GOP Platform Swaps Antigay Language for 'Ex-Gay' Endorsement

Texas GOP Platform Endorses 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

The Texas Republican Party's revision of its official platform shifts the rhetoric around homosexuality from condemnation to 'cure.'

Maine GOP Still Officially Opposes Marriage Equality

Maine GOP Still Officially Opposes Marriage Equality

Maine's Republican Party declared in its official platform that it does not support marriage equality, even though it has been in effect for a year.

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