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The Republican Party's Big Gay Dilemma

COLUMBIA, SC - JUNE 28:  Senator Rand Paul speaks to supporters during a Republican Party BBQ on June 28, 2013 in Columbia, S
COLUMBIA, SC - JUNE 28: Senator Rand Paul speaks to supporters during a Republican Party BBQ on June 28, 2013 in Columbia, South Carolina. Paul is attending fundraisers and meetings with local tea party groups. (Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

Last week, in a move that could signal the opening salvo on LGBT issues for reasonable Republicans in 2016, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie drew headlines by opting to sign a bill banning gay conversion therapy.

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