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Same-sex marriage gains GOP support
The Washington Post ^ | August 27, 2010 | Sandhya Somashekhar

Posted on 08/28/2010 12:18:06 AM PDT by DesertRenegade

A growing number of Republicans are breaking with the party's traditional stance to publicly state their support for same-sex marriage, a shift strategists say stems as much from demographics as from the renewed focus on economics and the "tea party" movement.

A solid majority of adults younger than 30 - about six in 10 - support the right of gay and lesbian couples to legally wed, according to a Washington Post poll in February.

But even many older Americans and self-identified social conservatives have changed their view on an issue that just six years ago galvanized voters in support of President George W. Bush's reelection.

Gay Republican activists credit the shift to the heightened attention within the GOP base to jobs and the economy, and by a desire among strategists to expand the party's appeal.

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More b.s. from the MSM. The figures they cite are nowhere near what others like Pew Research have obtained. In every State that homosexual marriage has ever come up for a vote - IT HAS LOST!. The people have spoken loud and clear against sodomite 'marriage' despite the desperation in the MSM to push the gay agenda. To change a sacred institution that has existed for thousands of years would be to destroy our society just like ancient Rome and others that became degenerate.
1 posted on 08/28/2010 12:18:08 AM PDT by DesertRenegade
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To: DesertRenegade

The Log Cabin Republicans do not write the Republican Party Platform.


2 posted on 08/28/2010 12:22:17 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: DesertRenegade

No agenda here,

nope.


3 posted on 08/28/2010 12:22:53 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Slyfox

True, Marriage is between One Man and One Woman, that is a Sacrament and one that many are prepared to sacrifice for.

However, I also believe that in the US the Constitution Rules, and one may contract for whatever one wishes aside from Slavery.


4 posted on 08/28/2010 12:27:07 AM PDT by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: DesertRenegade

That’s funny...in my state (Oregon), it’s written in the constitution that marriage is between one man and one woman.

And, this is Oregon!!!


5 posted on 08/28/2010 12:28:37 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Remember November...I can see it from my house!)
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To: DesertRenegade

These types of stories are written to try to get the Republican base to stay home in November.


6 posted on 08/28/2010 12:29:58 AM PDT by Rastus
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To: padre35

When the moral underpinnings of our country are successfully smashed, you can even contract to kill little babies.


7 posted on 08/28/2010 12:32:32 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: DesertRenegade

“Support” is an overly optimistic term.


8 posted on 08/28/2010 12:34:01 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: DesertRenegade
Same-sex marriage gains GOP support for lesbians so far.

Gay marriage still hung up in committee

9 posted on 08/28/2010 12:38:13 AM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: padre35
However, I also believe that in the US the Constitution Rules, and one may contract for whatever one wishes aside from Slavery.

Like a contract for murder foe example?
Gay marriage is an abomination of the highest order. Nor brain dead piece of propaganda from the fast fading Washington Post is going to change that.

10 posted on 08/28/2010 12:47:13 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Slyfox
When the moral underpinnings of our country are successfully smashed, you can even contract to kill little babies.

Two parties on one hand cart pushing this nation as fast as they can in the same direction on a track heading straight for Hell.

11 posted on 08/28/2010 12:49:35 AM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Rastus
These types of stories are written to try to get the Republican base to stay home in November.

Pretty much. And to get conservatives to stop fighting the homosexual marriage abomination. Not gonna happen.

12 posted on 08/28/2010 12:51:27 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: padre35
However, I also believe that in the US the Constitution Rules, and one may contract for whatever one wishes
Only if it's legal. In some states it's illegal.
13 posted on 08/28/2010 12:53:35 AM PDT by lewislynn (All the dream solutions for reducing consumption comes from dim bulbs)
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To: DesertRenegade
"More b.s. from the MSM"

Indeed, consider the source.

This is why FR exists.

yitbos

14 posted on 08/28/2010 12:55:50 AM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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To: padre35
For the purpose of one old queen being able to visit his special friend dying of HIV in the Hospital I tentatively agree. The contractual right to surviouship to inherit the house also makes some sense, but that is not marriage and could never be called that.

Let them call it Fratrimony for lack of a better word. And a man cannot have a husband, that's just creepy. Call the other guy a brubond.

15 posted on 08/28/2010 12:55:55 AM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Rastus
"These types of stories are written to try to get the Republican base to stay home in November."

Evil will never accept that there are people with core values; Values that are at the core of our very being.

Evil just doesn't get it that some things ARE carved in granite and we laugh at their attempts to change us.

16 posted on 08/28/2010 12:58:58 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: DesertRenegade
No evidence to support the article title. Only people supporting the homosexual agenda interviewed. And the Washington Post wonders why their circulation is dropping so dramatically.

"Dawn Wildman, a coordinator for the California Tea Party Patriots, who said she personally opposes gay marriage. "But I have this strong belief in individualism. Not to mention that we don't have the luxury to think of the social issues right now.""

Just the kind of faux Tea Party type the Left wants to promote.

17 posted on 08/28/2010 1:10:43 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: DesertRenegade
Author: Sandhya Somashekhar

Who are these people the MSM are employing nowadays. It seems that most "journalists" today are Muslim.

18 posted on 08/28/2010 1:31:18 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Liberalism and Patriotism cannot coexist.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
"Who are these people the MSM are employing nowadays"


Sandhya Somashekhar

yitbos

19 posted on 08/28/2010 2:14:36 AM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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To: iowamark; DesertRenegade; Cowboy Bob

>>> “Not to mention that we don’t have the luxury to think of the social issues right now.”” Just the kind of faux Tea Party type the Left wants to promote.

“TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY” is pretty specific as to what the tea party types are. He seems to fit the definition. Trying to impose your litmus tests and agendas beyond its purpose will kill it. Inevitable I suppose, and pretty much what Lindsey Graham predicted.

>>> Author: Sandhya Somashekhar. Who are these people the MSM are employing nowadays. It seems that most “journalists” today are Muslim.

To me that sounds like a name of somebody descended from India. Unlike you I don’t know the religion of a writer just by looking at a non-Islamic name, but while you can’t rule out a Muslim I’d think the odds would favor either Hindu or Christian.


20 posted on 08/28/2010 2:29:12 AM PDT by tlb
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To: DesertRenegade

An obvious ploy to try to keep the Christian Right from showing up at the polls to vote against Obama’s Socialism. Sorry, WaPo...NOTHING the Obama propaganda machine comes up with will keep us from showing up Nov. 2.


21 posted on 08/28/2010 2:39:24 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: DesertRenegade

Comein g from the Washington Post you know this is agenda driven b.s.


22 posted on 08/28/2010 2:51:07 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy is little more than a quota boy.)
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To: DesertRenegade

repubics that go against GOD and HIS teachings will soon join the rest of America in UNEMPLOYMENT.

LLS


23 posted on 08/28/2010 4:20:23 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Rastus

It just enforces the purge of all incumbents. We ain’t stayin’ home... savvy?

LLS


24 posted on 08/28/2010 4:21:18 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: DesertRenegade
I have a feeling that at the end, the left wins this battle, while the right wins the battle of abortion. Every single day, TV shows and public schools classes teach 'tolerance' toward gays.

In the meantime, the ideology of 'everything belongs to woman's body as long as it attached to it' really doesn't fly in the face of ultrasound image. Most people will say that it's wrong to abort 9-month old baby. The ideology doesn't give allowance for 9-month old baby who is still inside the mother's womb.

25 posted on 08/28/2010 4:28:23 AM PDT by paudio (The Democrats have been majority in Congress since 2006, not 2008!)
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To: higgmeister
Don't see any reference to husband being the spouse of another man. But that's only Ramndom House Unabridged Dictionary's opinion.

hus·band    /ˈhʌzbənd/ Show Spelled[huhz-buhnd] Show IPA –noun 1. a married man, esp. when considered in relation to his wife. 2. British . a manager. 3. Archaic . a prudent or frugal manager. –verb (used with object) 4. to manage, esp. with prudent economy. 5. to use frugally; conserve: to husband one's resources. 6. Archaic . a. to be or become a husband to; marry. b. to find a husband for. c. to till; cultivate. Use husband in a Sentence See images of husband Search husband on the Web Origin: bef. 1000; ME husband ( e ), OE hūsbonda master of the house < ON hūsbōndi, equiv. to hūs house + bōndi ( bō-, var. of bū- dwell ( see boor) + -nd prp. suffix + -i inflectional ending) —Related forms hus·band·er, noun hus·band·less, adjective un·hus·band·ed, adjective —Synonyms 5. preserve, save, store, hoard.

26 posted on 08/28/2010 4:29:54 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: padre35
However, I also believe that in the US the Constitution Rules, and one may contract for whatever one wishes aside from Slavery.

Where does the Constitution give special rights based on aberrant behavior. Early in our history there were laws in every state against sodomy. Virginia's law had the death penalty. Do you really believe that the Founders thought it normal that a man looked at another man's hairy behind and "fell in love"?

27 posted on 08/28/2010 4:46:12 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: higgmeister
Let them call it Fratrimony for lack of a better word.

You can already leave your property to anyone you wish. There are wills and power of attorney. To call that anything recognizes a relationship and that will end up being the camels nose in the tent.

28 posted on 08/28/2010 4:50:47 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: Slyfox
"Same-sex marriage gains GOP support"

The wish is the parent of the thought.

29 posted on 08/28/2010 5:34:08 AM PDT by Diamond (He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people,)
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To: padre35
However, I also believe that in the US the Constitution Rules, and one may contract for whatever one wishes aside from Slavery.

So, what does that have to do with marriage? Or are you swallowing the Koolaid too?

30 posted on 08/28/2010 6:52:00 AM PDT by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: DesertRenegade
The people have spoken loud and clear against sodomite 'marriage' despite the desperation in the MSM to push the gay agenda.

A major strategy of the homosexual anarchists is to demoralize by trying to convince the majority of people of the "inevitability" of same-sex "marriage", and worse. But if you look at how viciously they fight tooth and nail against any ballot initiative to codify a definition of marriage into law, you'll realize the truth of the matter. Their argument of public support for homosexual "marriage" completely falls apart.

31 posted on 08/28/2010 7:00:39 AM PDT by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: iowamark
Yeah, we're just too busy to say "no" to social radicalism, like same-sex "marriage" and abortion.

Go take a hike, Dawn. You're not a conservative.

32 posted on 08/28/2010 7:08:08 AM PDT by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: DesertRenegade

They think an army of straw men wins a war.


33 posted on 08/28/2010 7:17:29 AM PDT by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: DesertRenegade

Obviously their scheme is to create dissension in the ranks of Republicans. Ken Mehlman or whatever his name is, is just a Democrat mole. The GOProud homosexual activists are mostly Dems, as were the Log Cabin “Repbublicans”. Try to steer the Repubs left into the homosexual agenda camp, and destroy it.


34 posted on 08/28/2010 7:21:14 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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Hmmmm - the NYSlime yesterday, and now the Washington Compost (apologies to good honest compost and slime) want to do Republicans a favor and convince them the all the other Republicans have gone insane and support same sex marriage! This couldn't be a leftist strategy, could it? I mean, they couldn't possibly have communicated with the JournoList (urinalist?) people and decided the only way they can possible win in November is to split the Republican vote by driving conservatives out? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm???

The Log Cabin "Republicans" were merely militant leftist homosexual agitators, and seem to have reincarnated as the GOProud militant homosexual activist organization.

Other than those Rs with skeletons in their closets (I bet there's a bunch of 'em) and elitists who value cocktail parties and face time on TV and the adulation of the MSM more than conservative principles and the Constitution, Republicans are not "in favor" of homosexual marriage. Nope. Nosirree.

If people fall for this gambit, they are not looking closely. People need to grab the reins of the Repub party from the elitists.

35 posted on 08/28/2010 9:23:49 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

What I think is the Constitution does say “We the people” have a right to form a contract.

I also believe Marriage is between one man and one woman and is a Sacrament before God.


36 posted on 08/28/2010 9:55:06 AM PDT by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: padre35

They don’t need “special marriage” to use legal wills and power of attorney. Homosexuals already have the legal means to do as they will. They always have had. What they want is their aberrant behavior normalized and special rights. Giving special rights based on behavior is nowhere in the Constitution.


37 posted on 08/28/2010 10:10:52 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: little jeremiah

little jeremiah: “Republicans are not “in favor” of homosexual marriage. Nope. Nosirree.”

I’ll make a prediction right now that future party platforms will continue to have something like this (from the 2008 GOP platform):

“Preserving Traditional Marriage

Because our children’s future is best preserved within the traditional understanding of marriage, we call for a constitutional amendment that fully protects marriage as a union of a man and a woman, so that judges cannot make other arrangements equivalent to it. In the absence of a national amendment, we support the right of the people of the various states to affirm traditional marriage through state initiatives.

Republicans recognize the importance of having in the home a father and a mother who are married. The two-parent family still provides the best environment of stability, discipline, responsibility, and character. Children in homes without fathers are more likely to commit a crime, drop out of school, become violent, become teen parents, use illegal drugs, become mired in poverty, or have emotional or behavioral problems. We support the courageous efforts of single-parent families to provide a stable home for their children. Children are our nation’s most precious resource. We also salute and support the efforts of foster and adoptive families.

Republicans have been at the forefront of protecting traditional marriage laws, both in the states and in Congress. A Republican Congress enacted the Defense of Marriage Act, affirming the right of states not to recognize same-sex “marriages” licensed in other states. Unbelievably, the Democratic Party has now pledged to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which would subject every state to the redefinition of marriage by a judge without ever allowing the people to vote on the matter. We also urge Congress to use its Article III, Section 2 power to prevent activist federal judges from imposing upon the rest of the nation the judicial activism in Massachusetts and California. We also encourage states to review their marriage and divorce laws in order to strengthen marriage.

As the family is our basic unit of society, we oppose initiatives to erode parental rights.”


38 posted on 08/28/2010 10:22:53 AM PDT by CitizenUSA
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

Adults younger than 30 - about six in 10 - support the right of gay and lesbian couples.
1.Are six in ten gay?
2.Is dumbing down working
3.


39 posted on 08/28/2010 10:29:29 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: DesertRenegade

The fact remains is that in every poll that I’ve seen, the majority of those under 30 support gay marriage*. In other words, no matter what we think, we will probably get it one way or another as the older generations pass on.


40 posted on 08/28/2010 10:33:33 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Clemenza

Remember that this is a WaPo spin article. The NYTimes had a similar one. The JournOlistas live. And they still conspire and lie.


41 posted on 08/28/2010 10:38:28 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: cva66snipe

The WaPo and NYSlimes are trying to convince Republicans that “other” Republicans are for perversion.

It’s a tactic, a lie, and the only chance they have to not lose bigtime in Nov.

We need to kick Repub elitists to the curb. There are WAY more of us than them.


42 posted on 08/28/2010 10:43:50 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

It’s a Hindu name, not Muslim.

A number of Hindus in the US are leftists, just like rainbow sash wearing “Catholics”. HINO.


43 posted on 08/28/2010 10:47:17 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: bruinbirdman
Her hero is Joe Goebbels, but she would be wise to remember how he ended up.
44 posted on 08/28/2010 10:48:08 AM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: paudio

The leftist will not win the “gay” marriage battle. Nope, no way. Not gonna happen.

Read my tagline.


45 posted on 08/28/2010 10:48:43 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: fwdude

Exactly, this tactic is being used on FR already.

“It’s inevitable, just accept it.”

The intent is to demoralize the opposition.

Here is one thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2578285/posts?page=103#103

Some may be familiar with the main perp on that thread, he also haunts a few other issues such as homosexuals in the military and 0thugga’s eligibility threads. Always on the wrong side...


46 posted on 08/28/2010 10:52:12 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: fwdude
They think an army of straw men wins a war.

Post of the day!

47 posted on 08/28/2010 10:52:55 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: Vaduz

Yeah, who did they ask, how did they get the people, how many did they ask, what were the questions, etc.

Polls are practically worthless (especially from leftist outfits) without knowing all the above details.


48 posted on 08/28/2010 10:55:23 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: Vaduz

Plus, people change as they grow older. I know I have, radically!


49 posted on 08/28/2010 10:55:43 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: Clemenza

Thanks for being in the “it’s inevitable so get used to it and btw don’t bother fighting for principles, it’s a kind of social evolution anyway” crowd of people who want to ruin the morale of conservatives.


50 posted on 08/28/2010 10:57:11 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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