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


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