Republican lawmakers who have been slow to embrace LGBT rights likely fear losing their seats in primary challenges from social conservatives, according to Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, an Independent. "They're going to come at you from the far right. I'm sure that's what [U.S. Sen.] Susan Collins is worried about [on gay marriage]," Chafee, a former Republican, told radio host Michelangelo Signorile.

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