Please enter your Phone Number. Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Republican governors’ words shift on gay marriage By STEVE PEOPLES and ERIK SCHELZIG 19 minutes ago 0 shares View gallery . NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Deep in the nation’s Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided America’s families and politics for years. While the Republican Party’s religious conservatives continue to fight against same-sex marriage, its governors appear to be backing off their opposition in their rhetoric, at least. For some, the shift may be more a matter of tone than substance as the GOP tries to attract new voters ahead of the midterm elections. Nonetheless, it is dramatic turn for a party that has long been defined by social conservative values.
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