Election 2012

Gay Republicans—So What's Up with Them?

Despite unfriendly platform, they see changes in party.

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For gay Republicans – a distinct minority whose numbers and visibility are nonetheless growing steadily – their party's position on issues personally close to home has not prevented them from supporting the Romney-Ryan ticket.

For now, it seems, the definition of marriage held to by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan and chiseled into the GOP platform – one man and one woman – takes a back seat to economic recovery and job creation.

"I'm very happy to support Mitt Romney so we can get the country back on the path to prosperity," says Michael Carr, a young (32), gay businessman who's running for the state senate in Colorado. "We care about social issues too, but we have to prioritize."

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