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Republican politicians back gay marriage in amicus brief
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.