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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Worthy News)-- Although the Republican Party's official platform calls for a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as "the union of one man and one woman," the Republican National Committee commissioned a report calling for more "inclusive and welcoming" tones on divisive social issues – particularly those "involving the treatment and the rights of gays."
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 Republican Party 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. -- Source