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National Perspective

For GOP, gay rights issues play role that race once did

By Peter S. Canellos
Globe Columnist / September 11, 2007

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WASHINGTON - Republican leaders' swift condemnation of Idaho Senator Larry Craig, leading to his decision to resign after having been caught in a men's room sex sting, demonstrated more than the party's concern about scandals. It also revealed the delicate balance the GOP strikes in dealing with homosexuality and how closely it parallels past GOP positions on race. (Full article: 766 words)

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