President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House on July 26, 2019, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

The majority of Democratic organizations give endorsement to Democrats and the same with Republican groups. So GOP groups giving an endorsement to incumbent President Donald Trump is not an outlier.

A Republican group or prominent party member not giving Trump their endorsement would be an indictment of his presidency. But an endorsement is more akin to an acknowledgment that Trump is the current GOP option.

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Adam Rippon made history in 2018 when he became the first openly gay U.S. athlete to qualify for the Olympics. Other athletes came out after their Olympic tenure or after making their respective teams.

Then Vice President Mike Pence became the United States diplomatic representative for the games in South Korea.

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[DIGEST: Associated Press, Lexington Herald-Leader, Courier-Journal, Fox News, CNN, Slate]

In an effort to appease opponents of same-sex marriage, the Kentucky state senate has passed a bill creating two separate marriage license forms: one for straight couples and another for gays.

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SECOND NEXUS PERSPECTIVE

Yes, he may be little more than an ultra-conservative ideologue. Yes, he may only be running to maintain enough political relevance to get paid. And yes, he did stand next to the new darling of the conservative fringe, Kim Davis, clasping her hand as if in a religious revival as they blared “Eye of the Tiger” after she was released from jail.

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Businesses and entertainers are vowing to pull events out of Indiana after the governor signed a bill into law that gives business owners the right to refuse to serve gay and lesbian customers.

On Thursday, Gov. Mike Pence signed the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act in a private, closed-door ceremony. 

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