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Illinois GOP Chair Exits After Backing Gay Marriage

Pat Brady opposed party platform

(Newser) - The head of the Illinois Republican Party is stepping down after publicly backing gay marriage in January. Pat Brady's support for a measure currently under state consideration ran counter to the party's platform; he said his stance was personal and not made in his capacity as party chief,... More »

Illinois' GOP Chair Backs Same-Sex Marriage

Says it 'honors the best conservative principles'

(Newser) - Are Republicans changing their tune on gay marriage? Illinois Party Chairman Pat Brady is. He issued a statement yesterday saying that he's throwing his "full support" behind the state's pending marriage equality legislation, saying that it "honors the best conservative principles," the Chicago Sun-Times reports. More »

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