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  • GOProud executive director Jimmy LaSalvia (courtesy of

    GOProud co-founder Jimmy LaSalvia leaves Republican Party

    GOProud co-founder Jimmy LaSalvia has officially announced that he is abandoning the Republican Party due to what he sees as a "tolerance of bigotry."

  • American Conservative Union Chairman David Keene says CPAC is the place to meet new conservative people and parse out the politics. (Associated Press)

    CPAC fissure over gays deepens; GOProud called incompatible

    Deepening a rift ahead of the largest annual gathering of conservative activists in Washington this week, some of the movement's top leaders have circulated a private memo urging that conservatism's founding principles be recast to exclude gay rights groups from the Reagan coalition of economic, defense and social conservatives.

  • **FILE** Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (Associated Press)

    Gay group in, values groups out at CPAC

    Social and economic conservatives have worked together under the mantle of the Republican Party since Ronald Reagan made them the core of his 1980 coalition, but the alliance now may be fraying.

  • **FILE** Haley Barbour (Associated Press)

    CPAC attendance raises gay issue

    Some of the biggest names in social conservatism are opting out of the upcoming high-profile Conservative Political Action Conference in response to what they see as the growing marginalization of social issues, culminating in the participation of GOProud, a gay-rights Republican group.

Ann Coulter's upcoming appearance at a gay Republican event got her booted from the speaker's lineup at World Net Daily's "Taking Back America" rally in Miami.

    Inside the Beltway

    Yes, the contentious, national discourse on race and religion continues. But the contentious national discourse on gay conservatism is also under way with a flourish, and much political theater.

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