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December 19th, 2013
09:07 PM ET

'Duck Dynasty' fans outraged over Phil Robertson suspension for gay remarks

A national conversation has started after a popular 'Duck Dynasty' star was suspended by A&E for controversial comments about sexuality, religion and race.

Supporters of Phil Robertson have come out swinging.

They claim the self-proclaimed redneck is being unfairly targeted for speaking publicly about a divisive issue that a large percentage of the population still agrees with.

GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas weighed in on TV reality star's forced leave from the series.

Palin, Cruz, Jindal: 'Duck Dynasty' star suspended over intolerance of politically correct

Cruz, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, also defended Robertson in a post to his Facebook page titled: "Free Speech Matters"

"The reason that so many Americans love Duck Dynasty is because it represents the America usually ignored or mocked by liberal elites: a family that loves and cares for each other, believes in God, and speaks openly about their faith," Cruz said.

Does their argument add up?

CNN's Tom Foreman has more OutFront.


Filed under: Celebrity • Gay Marriage • LGBT • News • Religion • Same-sex marriage • Sex • Social Issues • Television
August 30th, 2013
10:39 PM ET

Houston mayoral race a sign of political shift?

Who said don't mess with Texas.

It's the unofficial kick-off of local fall elections... one mayor running for a third term who caught our eye.. because she's out front of a much bigger political story.

CNN's John King has the story on how the lonestar state may be turning blue.


Filed under: News • Politics • Same-sex marriage
August 9th, 2013
09:54 PM ET

Gay couple married despite Ohio ban

A federal judge recently ruled the state of Ohio must recognize the out-of-state marriage of two men even though that state bans same-sex marriages.

That landmark ruling could now open the floodgates for same-sex marriages in the 35 other states with similar marriage bans.

Alina Cho is OutFront with the Ohio couple's story.


Filed under: Same-sex marriage