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Ex-Republican chairman predicts 2016 presidential candidate will ‘probably’ support gay marriage

Michael Steele, the first African American chairman of the Republican National Committee, believes it is likely his party’s next candidate for President of the United States will be a same-sex marriage supporter but won’t admit it until after he is chosen as the candidate.

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17th September 2013 03:11

Alessia Valenza | ILGA North America

Former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele has predicted the next Republican candidate for president will be a probable supporter of same-sex marriage.

Steele made the comments on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher talk show in an after broadcast segment posted online

‘Do you think the Republican candidate in 2016 will support same-sex marriage?’ Maher said, reading a viewer’s question for Steele, ‘Good political question.’

‘It’s a very good political question and I think likely … probably,’ Steele said.

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