The events taking place in New York's West Village throughout late June had far-reaching repercussions and further exacerbated the divide between those holding assimilationist and liberationist ideologies. Informer President George H. Platform opposes state sanctioned same-sex marriage. During the United States House of Representatives Republican primary for Iowa's 4th congressional districtRich Eychaner became the first openly gay candidate for federal office in the United States, but lost the primary to Robert R. Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy included suspected homosexuals in his investigation into communist infiltration of the American Government.
On August 16,Republican National Committee rejected two anti-gay resolutions.
Young conservative shakes things up at GOP confab, but party sticks with anti-gay marriage stance
And the Democrats endorsed legalizing cannabis for both medical and recreational use for those over age 21, in a platform that party officials described as their most progressive ever. The same fears led to ideological divisions within early homophile movement organizations such as the Mattachine Society. Some said they agreed with his position on the issue, related that they had gay family members or asked for further clarification. Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy included suspected homosexuals in his investigation into communist infiltration of the American Government. This section does not cite any sources. Retrieved June 29,
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