from NewsOne published July 18, 2011.
Ask any Republican if they support gay marriage, and you will more than likely get a not-so-affirming response.
…Most Republican, conservative Americans demonstrably reject the idea of legalizing marriage for gay and lesbian citizens.
Jeff Angelo, former Iowa state senator is one of the few Republicans a part of a burgeoning movement for marriage equality. Angelo, who served as a senator for 12 years, is the founder of [Iowa] Republicans For Freedom, an organization that stands on a divergent stance among the Republican party in support of gay marriage.
Angelo recently said that his organization is defending the status quo for same-sex marriage in Iowa, which is one of only six states in the country to legalize marriage for gay and lesbian Americans.
Like his GOP cohorts, he once opposed same-sex marriage, but today has a change of heart, and is hoping that his grassroots movement in Iowa will someday be a model for the rest of the country.
…“The opposition [to same-sex marriage] is well organized and gets a lot of media attention, but [I felt] there had to be an alternate group for Republicans that want to say ‘marriage is a great thing to promote, we’re glad that the gay community wants to be married, and we want to be supportive of that in our own political party,’” Angelo told NewsOne.