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Former Vice President Dick Cheney, whose daughter married her partner in 2011, endorsed gay marriage in 2011. (March 12, 2007)

Republicans, conservatives who support gay marriage

More than 130 Republicans signed an amicus brief supporting same-sex marriage submitted to the Supreme Court recently. Still other Republicans and conservatives have voiced their support for gay marriage over the years.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney, whose daughter married
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Former Vice President Dick Cheney, whose daughter married her partner in 2011, endorsed gay marriage in 2011. (March 12, 2007)

Former National Republican Congressional Committee executive director Sally
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Former National Republican Congressional Committee executive director Sally Vastola (Oct. 23, 2006)

Massachusetts Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Dan Winslow
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Massachusetts Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Dan Winslow (March 6, 2013)

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Former Treasury Undersecretary Robert Steel (Nov. 2, 2007)
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Former Treasury Undersecretary Robert Steel (Nov. 2, 2007)

David A. Stockman, a former Reagan budget director
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David A. Stockman, a former Reagan budget director (Aug. 25, 2003)

Former U.S. Rep. Christoper Shays of Connecticut (Oct.
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Former U.S. Rep. Christoper Shays of Connecticut (Oct. 29, 2008)

Wyoming state Rep. Dan Zwonitzer (Jan. 31, 2007)
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Wyoming state Rep. Dan Zwonitzer (Jan. 31, 2007)

Former Mass. Senate Minority Leader Richard Tisei (Sept.
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Former Mass. Senate Minority Leader Richard Tisei (Sept. 22, 2009)

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Former National Security Council staff member Faryar Shirzad
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Former National Security Council staff member Faryar Shirzad (April 27, 2010)

State Representative B.J. Nikkel of Loveland, Colo. (March
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State Representative B.J. Nikkel of Loveland, Colo. (March 29, 2011)

Steve Schmidt, former senior adviser to John McCain
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Steve Schmidt, former senior adviser to John McCain during his presidential campaign (Aug. 25, 2008)

Former U.S. Rep. Connie Morella of Maryland (March
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Former U.S. Rep. Connie Morella of Maryland (March 7, 2002)

Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld (Oct. 24, 2008)
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Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld (Oct. 24, 2008)

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Former U.S. Rep. Nancy Johnson, of Connecticut (Feb.
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Former U.S. Rep. Nancy Johnson, of Connecticut (Feb. 15, 1995)

Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin (Oct.
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Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin (Oct. 11, 2007)

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, a former Republican
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Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, a former Republican U.S. senator, signed an executive order in 2012 that ordered all state agencies to recognize gay marriages performed elsewhere and to afford those couples many of the same rights and benefits that heterosexual couples get. (Jan. 15, 2013)

Former U.S. Rep. James Kolbe of Arizona (June
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Former U.S. Rep. James Kolbe of Arizona (June 4, 2001)

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, shown here
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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, shown here with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, told CNN in May 2012 that he supports gay marriage. (Dec. 1, 2010)

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Republican strategist Mark McKinnon (May 31, 2012)
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Republican strategist Mark McKinnon (May 31, 2012)

Former U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez (Nov. 14,
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Former U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez (Nov. 14, 2006)

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg supports gay
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg supports gay marriage and has donated money on same-sex marriage campaigns in Maine, Minnesota and Washington state. (Jan. 18, 2013)

Former Treasury Department General Counsel David Aufhauser (Oct.
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Former Treasury Department General Counsel David Aufhauser (Oct. 14, 2003)

New York Sen. Mark Grisanti (R-Buffalo) (Sept. 13,
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New York Sen. Mark Grisanti (R-Buffalo) (Sept. 13, 2012)

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New Hampshire Rep. Charles Bass (Sept. 18, 2012)
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New Hampshire Rep. Charles Bass (Sept. 18, 2012)

Former Melrose, Mass., Mayor Patrick Guerriero (Dec. 11,
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Former Melrose, Mass., Mayor Patrick Guerriero (Dec. 11, 2003)

Ben Ginsberg, campaign counsel for Bush-Cheney and Mitt
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Ben Ginsberg, campaign counsel for Bush-Cheney and Mitt Romney (June 23, 2012)

Former South Dakota Sen. Larry Pressler (April 29,
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Former South Dakota Sen. Larry Pressler (April 29, 2010)

Meghan O'Sullivan , former deputy national security adviser
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Meghan O'Sullivan , former deputy national security adviser (Mary 31, 2007)

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Tom Ridge, former Pennsylvania governor and the first
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Tom Ridge, former Pennsylvania governor and the first secretary of homeland security (April 17, 2012)

Former U.S. Representative Susan Molinari of New York
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Former U.S. Representative Susan Molinari of New York (Jan. 20, 2013)

Neel Kashkari, former interim assistant secretary for financial
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Neel Kashkari, former interim assistant secretary for financial stabilization at the Treasury Department (March 11, 2009)

Former FCC Chairman Michael Powell (Jan. 6, 2005)
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Former FCC Chairman Michael Powell (Jan. 6, 2005)

Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Jeffrey Kupfer
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Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Jeffrey Kupfer (Aug. 6, 2008)

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Former Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural
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Former Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs Reuben Jeffery III (Aug. 27, 2008)

Beth Myers, senior adviser to Republican presidential candidate
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Beth Myers, senior adviser to Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (Aug. 2, 2012)

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, chairwoman of
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U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee (May 24, 2012)

U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna of New York (March
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U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna of New York (March 22, 2012)

Juleanna Glover, press secretary to former Vice President
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Juleanna Glover, press secretary to former Vice President Dick Cheney (June 24, 2010)

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Former legal adviser to the U.S. State Department
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Former legal adviser to the U.S. State Department John Bellinger (May 5, 2005)

David Chavern, chief operating officer for the U.S.
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David Chavern, chief operating officer for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Aug. 31, 2011)

R. Clarke Cooper, former U.S. alternative representative to
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R. Clarke Cooper, former U.S. alternative representative to the United Nations Security Council (Oct. 2, 2010)

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former member of the Financial Crisis
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Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. He served as chief economic policy adviser to Sen. John McCain in his 2008 presidential campaign (Sept. 1, 2010)

Former U.S. National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley (Oct.
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Former U.S. National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley (Oct. 27, 2008)

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Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz
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Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz (May 17, 2007)

Frances Townsend, former assistant to President George W.
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Frances Townsend, former assistant to President George W. Bush for homeland security and counterterrorism (Nov. 19, 2009)

David Frum, columnist and former speechwriter for President
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David Frum, columnist and former speechwriter for President George W. Bush (March 15, 2009)

Actor and director Clint Eastwood (Sept. 19, 2012)
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Actor and director Clint Eastwood (Sept. 19, 2012)

Former Chief of Staff for President Ronald Reagan
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Former Chief of Staff for President Ronald Reagan Ken Duberstein (Oct. 30, 2005)

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Mary Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick
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Mary Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney (May 14, 2006)

Alex Castellanos, senior adviser to Mitt Romney (March
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Alex Castellanos, senior adviser to Mitt Romney (March 5, 2007)

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