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Republican politicians back gay marriage in amicus brief

Published March 4, 2014 6:21 pm

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A group of Republicans filed an amicus brief today in support of legalizing gay marriage in the states of Utah and Oklahoma. Here's who signed the brief:

Alan K. Simpson, United States Senator, Wyoming, 1979 to 1997

Nancy Landon Kassebaum, United States Senator, Kansas, 1978 to 1997

Gary E. Johnson, Governor of New Mexico, 1995 to 2003

Kenneth B. Mehlman, Chairman, Republican National Committee, 2005 to 2007

Michael Von Flatern, Wyoming State Senator, 2005 to present

B.J. Nikkel, Colorado House District 49, 2009 to present

Ruth Ann Petroff, Wyoming House District 16, 2011 to present

Al White, Colorado Senate District 8, 2009 to 2011, Colorado House District 64, 2001 to 22003, Colorado House District 57 (Redistricted) 2003 to 2009.

Jean White, Colorado Senate District 8, 2011 to 2013

Dan Zwonitzer, Wyoming House District 43, 2005 to present

Sean Duffy, Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications, Colorado Governor Bill Owens, 2001 to 2005

Britt Weygant Haley, former counsel to Colorado Governor Bill Owens

Melvin D. Nimer, Treasurer, Salt Lake County Republican Party

John Gordon Storrs, North Region Chair and Member of Executive Committee of the Salt Lake County Republican Party

Richard A. Westfall, former Solicitor General of Colorado

Katie Biber, former General Counsel to Romney for President, Inc.

Owen Loftus, Colorado Republican consultant

Mario Nicolais, Colorado Senate candidate

Michael Beylkin, Colorado, attorney at law

Joe Megyesy, Communications Director to Congressman Mike Coffman, 2011 to 2012, Press Secretary for Colorado Senate Republicans, 2006 to 2009

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