Kathy Potts, a former Perry Iowa Campaign chair, says she supports gay marriage, and believes the Republican party should change its position. In an opinion piece for Eastern Iowa’s Gazette, Potts writes that all Republicans should support marriage equality as part of the party’s commitment to protecting freedom.

"I heard a lot of rhetoric about gay and lesbian Americans that didn’t fit with what I know to be true and what many Republicans believe. As an evangelical Christian Republican, I know many people who hold conservative values like equality and freedom, but those voices were lost this year," Potts writes. "However, I believe in my heart that things are changing. If it weren’t for the loud voices of a few in our party, I do believe more Republicans would stand up in support of marriage equality."