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GOP willing to bend on issues after election; party leaders largely silent on gay marriage victories

From an Associated Press story by Thomas Beaumont and Josh Lederman on Wednesday about post-Election Day problems within the Republican Party:

After three states - Washington, Maryland and Maine - voted to legalize gay marriage last month, the Republican leadership generally has remained quiet on the issue. And there has been no effort in the House or Senate to push major legislation, only narrower proposals, such as a move in the Armed Services Committee to bar gay marriages at military facilities.

But in a sign that the fight over gay marriage also may be waning within the GOP base, Newt Gingrich said it was time for Republicans to accept shifting public opinion.

The former House speaker, who oversaw passage of the Defense of Marriage Act in Congress and helped finance state campaigns to fight gay marriage in 2010, said in a Huffington Post interview that the party should work toward acceptance of rights for gay couples, while still distinguishing them from marriage.

"The momentum is clearly now in the direction in finding some way to . accommodate and deal with reality," Gingrich said.

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I wouldnt trust MR. MOral values an inch The grinch is the perfect example of how the moral majority is neither

cheated and divorced wives #1 and #2, Not worth wasting my time seeing how many more he's prob dumped.

Reminds me of some very wealthy repubs for whom re money , 10x enough is never enough.

BTW he grew up BAptist and became catholic. the two most viciously anti gay groups. (mormons arent vicious, they have supported no job or home discrimination in SLC and 23 counties

Just dont bother going to try and get married there if ur gay.

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