Reasons for Pride in 2012, Part 2
BY Advocate Contributors
May 16 2012 3:00 AM ET
Because equality is becoming a bipartisan cause
While most of this year’s Republican presidential aspirants have upped the ante on antigay rhetoric, there have been signs of support from other party members. Four GOP state senators in New York joined Democrats to pass marriage equality there. When Washington State lawmakers voted on the issue, Republican representative Maureen Walsh (pictured) won fans when she expressed a wish to throw a wedding for her gay daughter. And the ever-quotable Alan Simpson, retired U.S. senator from Wyoming, denounced Rick Santorum as a bad presidential candidate for the Republicans because of his “disgusting” homophobia.