Republican view on same sex marriage

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As America prepares to make its choice in the elections, CNN ventured into the lives of voters around the country who are often overlooked in the traditional narratives about politics. In this installment, we visit the early voting state of New Hampshire, where a gay Republican is challenging his party on its same-sex marriage stance. As a gay Republican, Morgan defies the national pattern. By contrast, three-quarters of Democrats and Democratic leaners back same-sex marriage. Morgan sits in his spacious office in Londonderry, about an hour north of Boston, surrounded by photos and memorabilia celebrating the New England Patriots, team quarterback Tom Brady and legendary Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz. Morgan, who is in his second term on the Derry Town Council, also supports Trump.

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A Trump-supporting Republican confronts his party on same-sex marriage

Americans generally believe that women continue to face obstacles that make it more difficult for them to get ahead than men. While there are sizable gender differences in these opinions, the partisan divide is even more pronounced. Since , there has been a modest increase in the share of the public that says there are still obstacles that make it harder for women to get ahead than men. Since , the shares of both Democratic women and men expressing this view have increased by 9 percentage points. Among Republicans, there are stark differences in these views by ideology. However, these gender differences are much less pronounced than partisan and ideological differences on this question.

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The Republican Party stands behind a traditional definition of marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman. This belief does not come from a hatred of homosexuals, as many people try to color it, but from a belief that the institution of marriage was set up as such by our founding fathers, and has been defined this way throughout history, and that changing it compromises the sanctity of the institution. It also stems from a belief that, in terms of raising a family, having a male and female authority figure is a healthier and more balanced way for a child to grow up.
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