Republican activists push party on gay marriage, part of efforts to de-emphasize social issues

  • by: MICHELLE RINDELS , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 23, 2014 - 2:29 AM

LAS VEGAS — As bans against gay marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to same-sex unions, part of a broader campaign to get the GOP to appeal to younger voters by de-emphasizing social issues.

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