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Republican governorsí words shift on gay marriage
Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2014 12:18 PM EDT | Steve Peoples and Erik Schelzig

Posted on 07/12/2014 9:40:31 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Deep in the nation’s Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided America’s families and politics for years.

While the Republican Party’s religious conservatives continue to fight against same-sex marriage, its governors appear to be backing off their opposition- in their rhetoric, at least. For some, the shift may be more a matter of tone than substance as the GOP tries to attract new voters ahead of the midterm elections. Nonetheless, it is a dramatic turn for a party that has long been defined by social conservative values. […]

Courts across the nation repeatedly have struck down gay marriage bans in recent months. The latest such ruling came Wednesday in Colorado, but it’s on hold pending an appeal. At least 20 states now allow gay marriage, although the issue may be headed for the Supreme Court. …

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1 posted on 07/12/2014 9:40:31 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

50 state homosexual marriage is in our future, and will probably happen via Supreme Court order. Since the courts are apparently the only ones in society who are allowed to define marriage, its academic what any of us think. We have worked to get states to vote on the definition of marriage in the traditional manner, but courts are finding it is not allowable to vote on how marriage will be defined.


2 posted on 07/12/2014 9:49:27 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Olog-hai

What governor, where?


3 posted on 07/12/2014 11:21:50 AM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: ansel12

Oh, multiple governors, or just republican governors in general.


4 posted on 07/12/2014 11:23:06 AM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

At this point, the Supreme Court should be dissolved along with its allies at lower levels. It’s a direct threat to liberty.


5 posted on 07/12/2014 11:43:39 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: ansel12

“Walker, too, said that Republican governors would be “legally obligated” to support gay marriage should the Supreme Court rule in its favor.”

Okay, THIS is a problem. For me, this makes Scott Walker ineligable for the nomination should he seek it. By this logic, he is legally obligated to support abortions as well. Insane. The Repukes truly are USELESS.


6 posted on 07/12/2014 11:46:42 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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