Gay Marriage

Alabama GOP Votes Against Punishing Head of College Republicans for Defending Gay Marriage

Stephanie Petelos criticized some party members' reactions to the Supreme Court's ruling on DOMA

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Alabama Republicans voted Saturday to reject an amendment aimed at punishing the head of the state's college Republicans for publicly defending same-sex marriage — a rare, if minor, victory for gay rights supporters in the Bible Belt, and a sign of hope for conservatives who want to see their party embrace generational shifts on key social issues