OH, JOHN: Boehner says GOP should embrace gay candidates: ‘I do’

Published on December 9, 2013

Speaker John Boehner said the Republican Party ought to openly support gay candidates — a blunt statement that’s sure to ratchet up tensions among traditional conservatives who see the GOP as straying from core principles and wading into political territories held by Democrats.

Mr. Boehner’s exact words, reported by Politico: Republicans should not only “be a little more sensitive” when running against women candidates, but they should also support openly gay individuals who are seeking higher office.

“I do,” he said, in reference to supporting gays for Republican seats, Politico reported.