Tag: Republicans

Rick Perry: 'You Have the Ability to Decide' Not to Be Gay

By Albert Lin If the Republican Party wants to appeal to a broader demographic, one of its most prominent names has a funny way of showing it. In San Francisco, home to one of the largest and best known gay communities in the country, Texas Governor Rick Perry compared homosexuality…

Meet the Surprise GOP Defector on Voter-ID Laws

By Chris Hoenig One of the faces of the current Republican Party—and one of its most vocal leaders—is breaking ranks on a key issue pushed by the GOP. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who is one of the most visible leaders of the Tea Party movement and is largely expected to…

What Will the GOP Stance on Same-Gender Marriage Be in 2016

By Julissa Catalan According to a Pew Research poll, 61 percent of 18- to 29-year-old Republicans are in favor of legalizing gay marriage. While younger generations of Republicans seem to be expanding their views on LGBT rights, the politicians currently in office are not. Per the 2012 Republican platform, the…

Federal Judge Overturns Wisconsin's Voter-ID Law

By Julissa Catalan A federal judge in Milwaukee issued an extensive 90-page ruling invalidating Wisconsin’s voter-ID law. The law, which was passed by a Republican-controlled statehouse in 2011, forced voters to have a government-issued ID—like a driver’s license or passport—with them when voting. While Republican supporters insisted this was the…

The New Ideology of the Young Republican

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Andrew Aliferis Time is running out on the Republicans’ attempts to block the legalization of same-gender marriage (and pass laws legalizing LGBT discrimination) if the plan is to do it along party lines. In a sign of changing ideological views, 61 percent of young Republicans…

Racism & Bigotry: Will 'Wetback' Slur Derail GOP's Rebranding Efforts

Crushing defeats in last year’s election left Republicans aching to reposition their political platform, but continuing cultural-competency gaffesnamely, Alaska Congressman Don Young’s recent racial slursuggest that the GOP is far from improving its relevancy with an increasingly diverse American population. During a recent interview with KRBD radio, Young “accidentally” used…