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A gay GOP candidate’s struggle to steer clear of the culture wars

Clay Cope, the first selectman of Sherman, listening to a man concerned about Candlewood Lake.

SHERMAN — Clay Cope, the first selectman of this quiet lake community of 3,694, got into the race for Congress at the urging of Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, who says Cope has a compelling story to tell about restoring Yankee virtues of pay-as-you-go frugality and limited government to a town that had fallen into debt. But if there is a formula for keeping God, guns and gays out of congressional politics in 2016, no one has shared it with Cope. Continue Reading →

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Liking his message, Malloy joins crowds in D.C. to welcome Pope Francis

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WASHINGTON – The nation’s capital is living up to its reputation as a city of contradictions as it cheers Pope Francis’s gently accented words of hope and reconciliation amid a backdrop of a looming crisis – the increasingly likely shutdown of the federal government. Continue Reading →

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Landmark gay marriage case has Connecticut ties, impact

Gay marriage advocates and opponents have been demonstrating outside the Supreme Court periodically for years. They were there Tuesday as well.

WASHINGTON — Gay rights advocate Mary L. Bonauto made history in Connecticut when she championed a lawsuit that legalized gay marriage in the state. She is now in position to make it on the national stage when the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a case that could legalize gay marriage nationwide.
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