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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Supports DOMA Repeal. Does She Realize She’s A Republican?

Florida House Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has announced that she will be the first Republican to co-sponsor the Respect for Marriage Act which seeks to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. Ros-Lehtinen supports anti-hate crime laws, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, LGBT adoption, has voted against a 2006 federal constitutional amendment banning marriage equality, was one of fifteen Republican House members to vote for the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal, and is one of two Republican members of the House LGBT Equality Caucus. Now can she just get her retrogressive Republican colleagues to get with the times?