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Former Log Cabin Republicans Lament Their Lack of Progress in Texas

Many longtime members have left the party, even as the number of Log Cabin Republicans in Texas continues to grow.

Dale Carpenter, outside his home in Dallas on July 8, was the state president of the Log Cabin Republicans in the 1990s but has since distanced himself from party politics. The group is the largest organization representing gay conservatives and advocating for inclusivity in the GOP (photo by Shelby Tauber for The Texas Tribune)

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